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Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation (Riga)

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation

 

 

 

Palasta iela 4

www.vip.latnet.lv/museums/

Riga

Open: 11am- 5pm Wed- Sun

 

 

 

 

Description of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation is devoted to history of naval trade vessels. It is a museum with exhibits on the History of the city of Riga from its foundation in 1201. Located in the old town together with the whole of the Cathedral of Riga, the museum was created from the middle of the century XVIII. The beginnings of the museum originated with the private collection of physician Nikolaus von Himsel, who, after the death of the doctor, his mother Caterina von Himsel, in accordance with the wishes of her son, gave to the city of Riga in 1773. On February 22 the city council created the museum, which he described as Himsel. In 1964 the museum obtained its current name as "Museum of History and Navigation of Riga".

 

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation offers a unique exhibition of the life of Riga citizens of the thirteenth century, of the Hanseatic League, during the first Latvian independence period from 1918 to 1940, as well as showing an opportunity to trace the history of navigation in Latvia from antiquity to our days. The collections consist of old engravings with views of Riga, maps, plans, silver, porcelain, boat models, navigation instruments, a rich collection of everyday objects, clothes, decorative items and d 'other things. Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation has permanent and temporary exhibitions and its collection of more than 500,000 articles, has been extended with numerous donations and acquisitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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