Famous Museums in Riga

The museums in Riga give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Riga with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Riga. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Riga.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Riga.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Riga:

  1. Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia

    Museum, History Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Although the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is regarded as one of the best museums of Latvia, the museum is considered to be an ugly reminder of what the country went through under the Soviet regime. The details of the devastation caused during the Second World War and the Latvian’s struggle for independence is very well represented in this occupation museum. True to its type of museu...Read more
  2. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    A little outside the city, the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is an excellent place to explore the culture of Latvia especially if you’re pressed for time. The open air museum prides itself in covering a wide array of local culture; the local life of the 18th and 19th century is well depicted by way of artifacts such as recreated homes, churches, windmills, etc. The Latvian Ethnogra...Read more
  3. Latvian War Museum

    4.5 (576 Votes)
    Latvian War Museum

    Museum, Memorial, War Memorial, Exhibition

    One of the largest and oldest museums in Latvia, the Latvian War museum was founded in the year 1916. Back then it was known as the Latvian riflemen museum. Located in a historical building, the museum is housed in the 14th century Powder Tower- a former fortification tower of Riga. The museum was formed with the aim of educating visitors about the complex military and political history of Latv...Read more
  4. Latvian Academy Of Sciences

    4.4 (520 Votes)
    Latvian Academy Of Sciences

    Museum, Science Museum, Specialty Museum

    A mesmerizing building, the Latvian Academy of Sciences is the official science academy of Latvia. As if the view of the gorgeous building itself was not enough, the academy has an observation deck on its 17th floor! From here, you can observe the Riga cityscape along with an intimate view of the Riga Central Market and Latvia’s National Library which is located across the ...Read more
  5. Riga Motor Museum

    4.8 (352 Votes)
    Riga Motor Museum

    Specialty Museum, Automobile Museum

    True to its type of specialty museum, the Riga Motor Museum displays over a 100 different cars. Cars from both sides of the globe are featured in this unique museum. A must visit for anyone with even a semblance of knowledge about cars should call upon the Riga Motor Museum. Considered to be the best museum that houses historic cars in all of the Balkans, some of the popular car exhibits includ...Read more
  6. World Of Hat Museum

    4.7 (220 Votes)
    World Of Hat Museum

    Museum, Outdoors, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    An off the beaten path attraction, the World of Hat Museum is sure to surprise and interest you.  Dedicated to headgears and hats from different eras and from different parts of the world, the collection includes: Antique jewelled crowns Shaman Hats Terrifying African helmet masks Bonnets made of human hair! Sindhi topi and Shimaksh to name a few. Head over to the World of Hat Museum and...Read more
  7. Riga Aviation Museum

    4.3 (245 Votes)
    Riga Aviation Museum

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Riga Aviation Museum is located near the Riga International Airport. It has a huge collection of Soviet era military aircrafts. Highlights include displays of: Mil Mi-4 helicopter Tu-22 bomber Ka 26 Helicopter Rocket pots Aircraft bombs Jet Engine and a lot more. A must visit for military aircraft buffs. 
  8. Zanis Lipke Memorial

    4.7 (144 Votes)
    Zanis Lipke Memorial

    Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Memorial

    Zanis Lipke was a dock worker and a brave man who saved around 50 Jews from the Nazis during World War II by hiding them in a bunker under a shed. Note that the German police never found this shelter and Lipke was never caught and none of the people involved were ever betrayed. A memorial was built right next to Lipke’s house in the year 2012. Within the memorial building, you will find l...Read more
  9. Latvian National Museum Of Art

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    With its exterior surrounding as impressive as its interiors, the Latvian National Museum of Art, fondly referred to as LMNA is a must stop for art lovers, novice or otherwise. The permanent gallery of the LMNA features impressive works or art depicting Russia before the brink of the Second World War along with some Latvian art set amidst some stunning Russian interior decor.
  10. Riga Porcelain Museum

    4.1 (180 Votes)
    Riga Porcelain Museum

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    An unusual tourist attraction, The Porcelain Museum was a part of the Riga Porcelain Factory. The factory was established in the 1960s but was closed down in the 1990s. After an evaluation of the porcelain products by an expert commission, the Riga Porcelain Museum was established ensuring further preservation and exploration of the factory’s collection. The present museum was opened to t...Read more
  11. Kgb Corner House

    4.3 (6 Votes)
    Brīvības iela 61, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia