Latvian National Museum of Art
About the Latvian National Museum of Art
During the Soviet occupation, the State Museum of Art collections were reorganised into two sections – Latvian and Russian Art (now the National Latvian Museum of Art), a museum for Foreign collections (now the Riga Bourse). Today, 4 museums fall under the National Latvian Museum of Art: Latvian Museum of Art, Riga Bourse, Museum of Decorative Arts & Design, and Arsenals Exhibition Hall, all featuring different aspects of art. Visitors of the Latvian National Museum of Art can see art displayed in chronological order between 1945 and 2000, specifically focusing on art during the Soviet occupation and the first decade of Latvian independence. Works of famous artists include: Niklāvs Strunke, Boriss Bērziņš, Ilmārs Blumbergs, and Andris Breže. There are approximately 500 pieces of art displayed throughout the museum.
Address: Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1, Riga
Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets
Great Exhibition Hall
Student & Senior: €2
Student & Senior: €1.50
Combined Ticket (All Exhibition Halls)
Student & Senior: €3
1 adult with 1 – 4 children: €5
2 adults with 1 – 4 children: €7
Audio Guides & Guided Tours
Audio Guide: €1.50
Guided Tours (60 – 90 Minutes)
Adult: €10 (in Latvian), €15 (in Russian or English)
Student & Senior: €6 (in Latvian), €15 (in Russian or English)
*Book tours in advance by telephone: +371 67324461, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s approximately a 10 minute walk from the Freedom Monument.
Several buses stop along Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela.
Hours of Operation
10 am to 6 pm – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 am to 8 pm – Friday
10 am to 5 pm – Saturday, Sunday
12 pm to 5 pm – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Monday, January 1, Good Friday, Easter, June 23 & 24, December 24 & 25, December 31
It takes approximately 2 hours to see this museum
Last entrance is 30 minutes prior to closing
Several travellers highly recommend visiting this Art Museum, especially those interested in art during the Soviet era.
Mākslas muzejs App
Available at the App Store and Google Play
Features a tour of the historic buildings while exploring highlights of the museum.
Available in Latvian, English, Russian
Attractions near the Latvian National Museum of Art
Nativity of Christ Cathedral
Museum of Romans Suta & Aleksandra Belcova
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
National History Museum of Latvia – LNVM
Museum ‘Jews in Latvia’