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Museum of Riga's History and Navigation
Ranked #35 of 225 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

A very interesting museum with artifacts from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Weapons and uniforms on display. The little cafe situated in the round tower was very interesting. The archaeology displays with the jewelry and brooches tell their story well without the need for words.The section on Latvia's involvement in the second world war was very informative.

Visited March 2013
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  • Danish first
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A nice museum”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

A nice homey museum of Riga's history.
Friendly staff, speaking languages, including English, always ready to help and to tell about the exhibitions. None of the poor experiences of the other reviewer.
The museum tells the history of Riga, and even if you speak no language at all the artifacts tell their story nicely. Well planned, well maintained, conveniently located by the Dome Cathedral.
The legend of the first Christmas tree is worth special mentioning.
well recommended.

Visited September 2012
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Soenderborg, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

The only reason for giving it one dot in the rating is that the system will not let me give zero dots. Absolutely waste of time, poorly if at all described in English, unfriendly staff that noisily chats to collegues without the will to help guests that struggle to understand what the museum wants to tell. The exhibition has not been modernized in decades, but they still charge you 3lt for it. So unless you come extremely well prepared on Latvian and Riga history, this place does nothing for you. So go spend the money and your time on a cup of coffee.

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