Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga

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Inside a merchant building from the 16th century, Latvian Museum of Photography remains Riga's only museum entirely devoted to the art of photography. You'll find the permanent exposition on the second floor, with the temporary exhibits taking the halls on the third level. The museum showcase Latvian and international photographers and hosts regular conferences, lectures, tours, and consultations. The main focus here is the development of Latvian photography between 1830s and 1940s. The building is located near two other museums (devoted to film and sports respectively), which you can also drop by after a quick lesson in Latvian photographic arts. Plan to visit Latvian Museum of Photography during your Riga vacation using our convenient Riga trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Intetesting museum but with too few things, and lacking more precise technical explanations. Nice old local pictures.  more »
  • Museum is interesting, not so expensive, could visit only on the historical part of the exhibition. In Russian written little brochures in Russian too not. But you can take the old background and try on clothes. I would like to mention very friendly: if not insanely kind and sociable older women, many of the exhibits have not understood
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  • In this museum you can take pictures in front of the scenes, which is almost 100 years old, as well as show photos taken in front of them. Interesting feeling!
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  • Only a small museum, but fantastically interesting with a combination of historical photos and an exhibition of Minox cameras. Unfortunately not all the information boards were in English, and some of the presentations could of been better displayed but worth a good 3/4 hour of time
  • Very small, and antiquated. You can tour this museum from the photos you see online. Also most text is only in Latvian.
  • Rather small and expensive for what you get. I normally love photo museums but this one was a bit of a bummer.
  • Some cool equipment to see but lacking overall in exhibit
  • Difficult to find (look around the corner!) but a great exhibition. Recommended!
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