Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation is housed by the Riga Dom Cathedral ensemble in the heart of the Old Riga, Latvia. As one of the oldest museums in Europe it has grown into the largest collection of material evidence of the history of Riga. The museum exhibitions follow up the development of Riga from the ancient villages of Riga and the ancient port in the 12th—13th century to the period of the Hansa League in the 13th—16th centuries and the Polish and Swedish rule in the 16th—17th centuries. The museum offers a unique exhibition of the life of citizens of Riga during the first period of Latvian independence from 1918—1940, as well as an opportunity to trace the history of Latvian navigation from ancient times to our days. The collections comprise ancient engravings with views of Riga, maps, plans, silver and porcelain, ship models, navigational instruments, a rich collection of objects for everyday use, clothing, decorative items and other things totalling half a million of exhibits.
For more information and enquiries please contact at Palasta iela 4, Rīga, LV–1050, Latvija, Tel: (+371) 67356676, 67356677, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interior view of the Museum of History of Riga and Navigation