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The Latvian Museum of Natural History is the largest and one of the oldest complex museums of natural history and sciences in Baltic States.  The Latvian Museum of Natural History originated from the museum of Riga Naturalists Society (Der Naturforscherverein zu Riga) that was founded in 1845. The objectives set by the Society at that time are linked with the current objectives – the preservation, maintenance and research of the natural collection, active environmental education, the formation of permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The Latvian Museum of Natural History is a marvelous place where to pass time and view modern, interactive displays and varied exhibitions, go on excursions, guided by environmental interpreters, to participate in various informative and educational activities on environmental and natural studies, to discuss the topical and latest events on nature issues, to see a wide range collections of natural resources. These are only a few activities characterizing the Latvian Musem of Natural History.

So come and explore the Latvian Museum of Natural History and explore Latvia!

Entrance fee:

Pupils* 1,00 EUR
Students*, Seniors* 2,00 EUR
Adults 3,00 EUR
Family ticket (1-2 adults with 1-2 children under 18) 20 % off admission

* ID required (student card, senior card etc.)

Extra charge is applied for temporary exhibitions. 

Visit permanent exhibitions for free half an hour before the closing time and on Thursdays from 17.00 till 19.00.

NB! Most of the information in the Museum is provided in Latvian, however, in each exhibition you can find a printed tour guide available in English and Russian.

We highly recommend to use the audioguides available in English and Russian.

Audioguide: 5,00 EUR

We aim to provide friendly environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our exhibitions.


We offer review tour of the Museum and thematic tours in two exhibitions (geology, palaeontology). Tours must be booked at least one week in advance by phone numbers 67356051 or 67356039.


Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Thu 10.00 – 19.00 (free admission 17.00-19.00)
Fri 10.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sat 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)
Sun 11.00 – 17.00 (free admission 16.30-17.00)


Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 10.00 – 17.00
Thu 10.00 – 19.00
Fri 10.00 – 17.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00
Sun 11.00 – 17.00


How to find us

Latvian Museum of Natural History
4 K.Barona str., Riga, LV-1050
Phone: + 371 67356023, Fax: + 371 67356027

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