The Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation has grown into one of the largest repositories of historical and cultural heritage in Latvia. Today the Museum collections number more than 600 000 items, systematised in about 80 collections. They reflect Riga’s political and economic development, its culture and everyday life from the early days of the city to our day, as well as the history Latvian seafaring. The provenance of the museum objects reaches beyond Riga and Latvia and embraces a vast geographical area.

From its early days, the major source for the Museum collections was donations and acquisitions, from 1938 – also archaeological excavations carried out by the Museum and archaeological supervision works in Old Riga.

The Museum collections are under the care of the Departments of Archaeology, Numismatics and Precious Metals, Collection, and History of Latvian Navigation.

Use of the Museum Collection

By filling in the application and applying in advance, the collection can be visited on working days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Application and additional information: tel.

+371 67211358


The required form to access and use the collection

The National Joint Catalog of Museums: