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Mencendorfa Nams, Riga
(3.6/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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  • Is a building built in the 17th century a wealthy man. Now was used from that time and paintings, such as the exhibition public. History comes alive here.
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  • Very interesting home with plenty of English descriptions of the artifacts in the rooms. However, having to pay extra- the same price as the entrance fee- for photos is just ridiculous. Plus, there ar...  more »
  • This is where the rating system falls down a bit - three stars seems a bit harsh, but it's neither big enough or has enough exhibits to give four. It's interesting, reveals what it was like for mercha...  more »
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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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