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Riga Motor Museum
Riga Motor Museum is the biggest antique vehicle museum in the Baltic countries. The museum is a state agency operating under the Transport Ministry. Since 1992, the museum is a member of International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM–ICOM), since 1994 a member of Latvian Museum Association, since 2002 – a member of Latvian Transport Development and Education Association.

Latvian National Museum
The Latvian National Museum of Art is the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It houses more than 52,000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area and in Latvia from the middle of the 18th century up until the present time. It also features Russian art from the 16th to the first half of the 20th century.

VIRMUS (Virtual Museum) is a project supported by FP5, IST Program. It is carried out by two partners: RIDemo, multimedia authoring company (coordinator) and the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum (member).

Museum of Occupation
The Museum was established in Rîga in 1993 by the Occupation Museum Association to: provide information about Latvia and its people under two occupying totalitarian regimes from 1940 to 1991; remind the world of the wrongdoings committed by foreign powers against the state and the people of Latvia; remember those who perished, who suffered, and who fled the terror of the occupying regimes.

Latvian Museum of Architecture
Focuses on famous Latvian architects from 1869 to the present day by exhibiting drawings, photos, and building models. The mission of the museum is to collect, study and popularise Latvian architectural heritage. The collection of the museum includes biographical index of Latvian architects and the collection of drawings of the most eminent masters.

Latvian Museum of Natural History
The Natural History Museum of Latvia is the oldest complex collection of natural riches in the Baltic States. The museum gathers and maintains collections of natural specimens from Latvia and the world, does scientific research on the collections and popularizes them in permanent and temporary exhibits and other display activities. The museum takes advantage of its collection in its environmental education work. It participates in environmental research and protection and gathers extensive new materials and information about the diversity of nature in Latvia and the world.

Latvian Museum of Photography
It is a national institution by the importance of the objects it conserves the research for a national identity, to rediscover past. It is hoped that a growing number of international visitors will find that the concerns of this country and its government are not just those of mercantile strength, technological ingenuity or ethnic selfadmiration.

Latvian Railway History Museum
The Latvian Railway history museum was founded on August 30, 1994, along with the establishment of its two branches in Riga and Jelgava. In Riga the museum is situated on the left bank of the Daugava River at Uzvaras Boulevard in an old engine warehouse.

Latvian War Museum
Original roots of Latvian War museum are connected with events of the World War I on the territory of Latvia, with the creation of national military unit – the battalion of Latvian Riflemen had been a part of Russian Czar’s army in 1915. The museum started to work as Riflemen Museum in 1916. During Latvian independence till 1940 mentioned museum had been under the supervision of the War Ministry. Starting from 1919 the museum had been located in the Riga’s ancient Powder tower.


Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation
The Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation was founded on Nikolaus von Himsel's private collection in 1773. Now it is considered to be one of the oldest museums in Europe. The museum is located within the walls of the Dom ensemble, which is the architectural monument dating back to the 13th century.

Museum of Foreign Art
The Museum of Foreign Art is 80 years old, and during the course of its history, it has established the greatest collection of foreign art in all of Latvia. The museum’s collection features art from various eras and various nations, covering a period which begins in the 5th millennium before the birth of Christ and ends at the beginning of the 20th century.

Pauls Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine
The Pauls Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine illustrates world history of medicine and pharmacy from the ancient times to the present day. It is one of the largest museums of medicine in the world. Part of the permanent exhibition is dedicated to the history of medicine in Latvia. The core of the collection was accumulated by the surgeon and scientist Professor Pauls Stradins (1896-1958) in the late 1920s, and the museum was established in 1957 when Prof.

Jewish Museum of Riga
The Jewish Museum of Riga is located at 6 Skolas Street Riga LV-1322 Latvia. The Director is Mr Marger Vestermanis. The museum has recently been renovated and has many moving exhibits and photos. Visitors are welcome and a short video is shown depicting the tragedy of the Holocaust in Latvia. The Jewish Community Centre is on the ground floor in the same Building as the museum. A number of dedicated women distribute food parcels to the needy once a month, organise meals on wheels, and arrange holidays in Jurmala for the poor of the Community.

Riga Film Museum
The Riga Film Museum, which opened its doors in 1988, has changed its legal status several times over the years. Since 1996, the museum is a state-financed institution under the Ministry of Culture of Latvia.

Tukuma Museum
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National History Museum
The mission of the National History Museum of Latvia is to collect, preserve, research and popularise spiritual and material culture from Latvia and the world from ancient times until today, which has archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, historical or artistic significance, in the interests of the Latvian nation and its people.

Fire Fighting Museum
The Fire Fighting Museum is located in Riga, Hanzas str. 5. Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) building was designed by the Riga city main architect Reinhold Schmeling Baltic German roots academician (1840.-1917) and built in 1912. Building has crowned by prior watch and hoses drying turret with baroque stylized steeple. Building of Museum is local importance architectural monument.

Open-Air Art Museum
The Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale was opened by sculptor Ojars Arvids Feldbergs in 1991 and is now a State Historical Monument. The museum conceptually integrates the artistic and cultural heritage and the natural setting into a unified whole.

Museum of the School of Business Administration Turiba
The museum of the School of Business Administration Turiba was founded in 1998. Back then, it was largely based on the resources of the Riga School of Cooperative Technical Education. Today it has joined the Latvian Museum Association. For a large part, the exhibits that comprise the museum’s collection have been handed down from the Soviet times. They include manufactured and household goods of the epoch once used as teaching aids at the technical school by students working towards the qualification of a goods manager.

Aluksne Bible Museum
Aluksne Bible Museum is a Latvian Christian museum in Al?ksne in Latvia. It was in this place that Johann Ernst Glück famously translated the Holy Bible into the Latvian language. It is now designated as a museum to honour his work.