The museums of Latvia invite you to see, learn, and experience.
After a major rebuilding and restoration, the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga has regained its historic splendour and now provides an excellent opportunity to meet the Golden fund of Latvian art, which is no less brilliant than the most famous collections of Western European art.
The Fashion Museum in Riga was opened just a year ago, but every new exhibition continues to surprise and delight. The current exhibition is devoted to the history of the “Christian Dior” fashion house and the 70th anniversary of the renowned collection “New Look”. The exhibition will feature dozens of outfits and accessories from the collection of the legendary fashion art historian Alexandre Vassiliev. Alexandre Vassiliev is the owner of one of the three largest private collections of clothes and accessories in the world including more than 60 thousand items.
After an extensive reconstruction, the Riga Motor Museum has easily become one of the most popular destinations for both the locals, and guests from abroad.
The museum tells an interactive story about unique cars, prominent personalities and major events in the history of both cars and men. The guests are able to “travel back in time” to the Soviet era, and see the limousines once used by the masters of Kremlin.
The Riga Motor Museum is much more than a regular museum. It is a place of entertainment, relaxation, education, as well as a place to meet like-minded people.
Many fascinating museums are located outside of Riga. Some of the most popular ones are the Turaida Museum reserve, Rundāle Palace Museum, the “Museum of Living Silver” in Limbaži, “Mark Rothko Art Centre” in Daugavpils, the town where the legendary artist spent his childhood days, etc.
Chocolate is held in high esteem by Latvians, therefore a delicious meeting is to be expected at the national treasure – chocolate factory “Laima” and at the Pūre Chocolate Museum. A visit and a tasting at the Aldaris Beer Museum in Riga and the Valmiermuiža Brewery will excite those who enjoy beer.