National History Museum of Latvia - LNVM

About the National History Museum of Latvia - LNVM

At the National History Museum of Latvia, visitors can learn about the first settlers of Latvia and how the country has evolved through the centuries. Many ancient artifacts are displayed throughout the museum, such as: Strong Age art, various tools used during the Earliest Iron Age, depiction of the landscape at the different points in history, and Sacral Art. A permanent exhibition, called ‘The Sacral Art’, displays a unique collection of decorative sculptures and painting from the 14th century to the 1920’s. A new exhibition, called Latvia’s Century, will be on display from May 2018 to early 2021. This exhibition details the last 100 years of life in Latvia, including displays detailing the Latvian people, their land, and their country.  

General Information

Address: Brīvības bulvāris 32, Riga

Telephone: +37167221357



Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets


Adult: €3

Children: €0.75

Student & Student: €1.50

Family (1 – 2 adults and 1 – 2 children): €4.00

*There may be additional fees for temporary exhibitions

Purchase tickets at the museum.

Guided Tours

In Latvian: €8

In English or Russian: €15

*10% off for groups of more than 10 people

National History Museum of Latvia

Public Transportation

It’s approximately a 5 minute walk from the Freedom Monument.

Several buses stop along Brīvības iela.

Hours of Operation

June to August

11 am to 7 pm – Tuesday

September to May

10 am to 5 pm – Tuesday to Sunday


Monday, January 1, Good Friday, Easter, May 1, May 4, June 23 & 24, December 24 – 26, December 31

National History Museum of Latvia LNVM
Riga History Museum

Useful Information

All of the Information signs are in Latvian and Russian, however there are booklets available in English.

Several travellers recommended this museum.

Attractions near the National History Museum of Latvia – LNVM 

Freedom Monument

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Latvian National Museum of Art

Latvian Museum of Natural History