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About the museum
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!
|Pupils* (7 – 18)||0,50 Ls (0,71 EUR)|
|Students*, Seniors*||0,80 Ls (1,14 EUR)|
|Adults||1,50 Ls (2,13 EUR)|
|Family ticket (1-2 adults with 1-2 children under 18)||20 % off admission|
* proof required (student card, senior card etc.)
Extra charge for temporary exhibitions
Visit free permanent exhibitions!
Half an hour just before the closing time, during the museum working days and on Thursdays from 17:00 - 19:00, free permanent exhibitions.
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: 5,69 EUR (4,00 Ls).
We aim to provide a 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 three exhibitions (geology, palaeontology, amber). Tours must be booked at least one week in advance by phone numbers 67356051 or 67356039.
PERMANENT EXHIBITION opening hours
|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)|
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION opening hours
|Wed||10.00 – 17.00|
|Thu||10.00 – 19.00|
|Fri||10.00 – 17.00|
|Sat||10.00 – 17.00|
|Sun||10.00 – 17.00|