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Museum of Decorative Art and Design

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Address: Skarnu 10/20, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 222 235
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Interesting Textiles

Spent about 1.5 hours here on a wet afternoon and was surprised how interesting and modern some of the exhibits were. There is a very small shop area and we did not see tea/coffee... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Natasha J
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London, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous exhibition on 70s decorative art on at the moment which we thorough enjoyed. So much talent and colour displayed in a wonderfully accessible way. Loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about 1.5 hours here on a wet afternoon and was surprised how interesting and modern some of the exhibits were. There is a very small shop area and we did not see tea/coffee facilities. Not a lot of information below each exhibit which was a shame.

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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Latvian museum of decorative art and design is worth a visit by any art lover. This small museum, does not seem to be popular among the locals or the tourists, for no good reason. Amazing exhibits of creative Latvian designs through the ages and a neatly organized collection. The temporal exhibition - affects of nature on textile -- was... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The exhibits all look very interesting, but there's just not enough information to enjoy it. I hope this will improve in the future.

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Thank D_Doting
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I'm not an expert on the topic nor a particular fan, but this museum has a very interesting collection on exhibit. I especially liked the glimpse of the Latvian design from the 1920s-1930s, as well as the newer era when designers experiment with starnge new materials. The temporary exposition was good too. The museum is located in the Old Town,... More 

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Fussa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

A must-see museum that was filled with amazing textiles,ceramics and woodworks. Unfortunately only half the building was open due to changes being made in the clothing/fashion floor and the basement. Ticket prices are low and senior discounts offered but paying full price for half the museum and no gift shop either was a bit much. Waiting for it to open... More 

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Thank Prepcook
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Terrible, rude cloakroom attendant! Very stern woman (unsmiling and brusque) demanded our coats and bags, didn't speak English or attempt to even understand our well-articulated questions. Shame, as the exhibits and artworks were wonderful!

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Pristina, Kosovo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Excellent collection of latvian ceramics currently on display but unfortunately none of the costumes mentioned by other reviewers. Temporary exhibition in the basement is another high quality view of contemporary glass.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

If during your stay in Riga you are lucky enough to visit the exhibition of the Russian fashion historian, collector, interior designer, theatrical artist, author of the popular books etc., etc. However, what he brings to Riga is something more than just arts - it is a history of our evolution. The dresses, which have their own stories magnetise and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Apparently there are over 10000 items in the Museum's collection. But where are they? The costumes that featured in previous reviews, weren't to be found either. I do realize that you need to check the website to check the type of exhibits that are on display at the moment, but that didn't account for the lack of what was on... More 

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