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House of Blackheads, Riga

(3.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • The year 1695 mansion with preserved decoration of the premises, the old parquet floors and tiles, painted on the walls of the family Chapel, cellar and a chimney. A very interesting Museum, where every piece of white goods attracts.
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  • Interesting to see how people lived in this "middle ages", both inside these houses look familiar to many of us on their clay model'kam. The amazing thing-residential building, built 300 years ago. And lived there until 1939 years. And now a museum. To ignite our imagination, the Museum hosts placed explanatory notes. Well climate in Riga is not always favourable for hikes, but warm visit merchant is pleasant and informative) would be poured into tea, generally would be wonderful!
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  • Environment in a residential house with a shop on the ground floor, basement and a warehouse on the upper floors. The interiors of the old room, with a kitchen, an open fireplace, a guest lounge, family room, master of the Chapel, as well as a glimpse into the cellar and a romantic loft.
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  • The Mentzendorff’s House – a branch of the Riga Museum of History and Navigation – brings you in the cosy atmosphere of the 17 th –18 th cent. dwelling house. Having been opened since May 18, 1992, it is the only museum presenting social culture traditions of wealthy Rigans. Exposition is arranged in the house built in 1695 and up to 1939 it has been a dwelling house with storage rooms and a shop. The house has been renovated by Polish company “PKZ” and under the guidance of architect Pēteris Blūms. Magnificent and original wall and ceiling paintings (17 th –18 th cent.) are the basis of the exposition. A fine selection of interior objects from the Riga Museum of History and Navigation conforms to these colourful visions of the past. Visitors are welcome to visit a shop room, a kitchen with a unique mantel-chimney, a saloon, a dancing hall, a “Poet’s room”, a family chapel, premises of the owner of the house, a “Young girl’s room”. As well as, explore the vaults of the historical cellar, and enjoy exhibition up in the attic exhibition hall. The collection of the museum contains more than 2000 units – witnesses of the bygone times. Museum is named after the family name of the last family who lived in this house – the Mentzendorffs. In the turn of the 19 th /20 th cent. August Mentzendorff – the owner of this house – sold the best coffee in town. Descendants of August Mencendorff still maintain relations with the museum and support it. In the 17 th cent. the house belonged to a glazier Jürgen Helm and now the Mentzendorff’s House is a home for a Glass Art and Study Centre where any visitor can watch glass transforming into a piece of art or become a glass artist him/herself arranging it in advance. Exhibitions in the attic exhibition hall change monthly.
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  • Nice Museum.
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  • A wonderful Museum, recommend! :) What could be improved, are trouble for many Latvian museums-website. Petersburg wax figure exhibition ticket price should have been a long search. :(
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  • Very poor for the Museum. The entrance fee is very democratic.
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