House of the Blackheads

About the House of the Blackheads

The original building was used by the Brotherhood of Blackheads, who consisted of unmarried German merchants, ship owners, and various foreigners. It was built in the 14th century and destroyed during World War II when the Germans bombed it. Construction of an exact replica was completed in 2001, with the slogan ‘if I should fall, build me again’. It is now used mainly as a museum, special events venue, and as a concert hall. The building is one of the most colourful in Riga, and the most iconic.

General Information

Address: Rātslaukums 7, Central District, Riga

*This building is located in Town Hall Square.

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Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets

Adult: €6

School Children, Student, Senior: €3

*Students must present a valid ISIC card at time of purchase.

Family Ticket

1 Adult (with 2 – 5 school aged children): €9

2 Adults (with 2 – 5 school aged children): €15

Free for the following

Preschool children

Disabled persons with a companion

Purchase Tickets at the House of Blackheads

Guided Tours

Everyone: €15

*Available in Latvian, English, Russian, German

**Tours are 1 hour 

***Book guided tours in advance by Telephone: +37167043678 or Email:

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Public Transportion

The closest tram & bus stop is 11. novembra krastmala.

It’s approximately a 5 minute walk from the stop.

 There isn’t any public transportation within Old Town. 

Hours of Operation

11 am to 6 pm – Tuesday to Sunday



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Useful Information

Last entry is 5 pm.

There is a Tourist Information office to the left of the building. Travellers can buy public transportation tickets and post items.   

Several travellers recommend viewing the inside of the House of Blackheads.
Visit House of Blackheads at night for fantastic photo opportunities. 
Take a guided tour to learn more about the building’s history.
Attractions near the House of Blackheads
Riga Art Space
St. Peter’s Church

1991 Barricades Museum

Mentzendorff House