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Museum of Decorative Art and Design

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Address: Skarnu 10/20, Riga, Latvia
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+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

Reviewed 9 November 2016
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London
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic exhibition of Latvian craft & design. Had a great afternoon mooching around & admiring the beautiful collection of eclectic things they have here. Bargain entry at 5 euros & well worth a visit, so glad I came & immersed myself in an afternoon of stunning pieces. A wonderful feast for the eyes!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

There was the temporary display downstairs of lots of gowns, hats and women's clothing from the 1920's which was very nicely done. But what blew me away was the quality and the variety of the wood, leather, ceramic and metal pieces done in wonderful art noveau style that was on display upstairs. What also was amazing was the setting with... More 

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Thank DougS51
Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

At first, this museum have very nice location between St.Peter and Konvent court in the heart of Old Riga. Second, this museum have very compact and very informative collection of Latvian decorative art. Latvian ceramics and textiles from 20th century are excellent also in the World context! Third, at the first floor of museum is located fascinated temporary exhibition hall... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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Thank Natasha J
Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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