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“Sun- cultural heritage and science”
Review of Sun Museum

Sun Museum
Ranked #54 of 225 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: The Europe’s only museum dedicated to the Sun is in Riga!There are no two similar nations or cultures in this world. However, the Sun is equally significant in many cultures around the globe, and people depict it in many different ways. We welcome you to the Museum of the Sun to see for yourself the diversity of ways how humans see the Sun!
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Talsi, Latvia
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3 reviews
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“Sun- cultural heritage and science”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was really suprised about such diversity of the use the image of Sun in so much different cultures and believes (it is knowledge+ art). It is nice!!! And so emotional shown main scientific info about Sun into Cosmos in one room! And atractive possibility to make a piece of art (Sun) myself! This wonder- privite museum in the Riga centre. So easy!
I can compere this museum with Etnocosmological Museum in Moleta in Lithuania. They are different in scale but similar by idea.
Igo Midrijanis

Visited July 2013
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Gardermoen, Norway
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“interesting museum”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

so nice place. Kids could make their own suns and color them. so it was first such intersting museum for them. kids happy , perents happy :)

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The only museum devoted to the sun in the world”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Or so the owner said..actually its a museum partly of astronomy and partly of "sun objects" various sun symbols from around the world collected by an artist. Some of these are beautiful and others are interesting and tell us a lot about the view of the sun held by different peoples from sun worshipping egyptians to sun fearing Indonesians. You also get to paint your own sun figure. Great little museum on interesting topic. In the Old Town

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Steven956
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sweet museum”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Reall nice. I enjoyed beeing there. Cute old lady was telling about sun history etc. There is even possible to make your own souveniers.

Visited November 2012
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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“very funny”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

unfortunally they only have the discriptions in latvian , but very good place to take kids on a raining day . in the end of your visit you can paint your on sun .

Visited November 2012
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