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Latvian Museum of Photography

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Concrete Collective

A small and simple show but still very engaging and in parts very moving. A reminder that not all... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
benh842
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Riga, Latvia
I come here on very visit

True, it is not the biggest of photography museums, but I have enjoyed my visit every time. I liked... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2014
Gnokki
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Kaarina, Finland
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“Interesting but too small”
8 Aug 2016
“Concrete Collective”
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Intetesting museum but with too few things, and lacking more precise technical explanations. Nice old local pictures.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bonacf
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A small and simple show but still very engaging and in parts very moving. A reminder that not all exhibitions have to be big and flashy to be worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank benh842
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

On a beautiful street in Riga's old city, in an old merchant house, is this small photography museum, and it is worth your time. As other reviews have noted, the staff at this museum are very friendly. In particular a passionate and talkative senior woman,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank kermithall
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is rather small. Most is taken up by an exhibition with photos of trees. Those are pretty. The museum shows a lot of portrait photos and history about the Minox brand. I was expecting more old photos of Riga or Latvia. The camera...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Joost_Hofstede
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

It only took an hour and a half to go round, but it was great to see such a large collection of Latvian photographs. The Minox exhibition was particularly good, as was the obscura and the various other 'hands on' exhibitions. There were two temporary...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank allanmacd1
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

True, it is not the biggest of photography museums, but I have enjoyed my visit every time. I liked the Minox theme this time, and I also enjoyed both of the new exhibitions. I recommend!

1  Thank Gnokki
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Let's be honest. Even without expectations it's kind of impossible to enjoy the permanent exhibition in any way. I didn't get the clue of the alignment of this museum. The old lady moved me to pity. She was such a lovely person and her approach...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank redickization
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Really interesting history of photography in Latvia with some extraordinary photos, plus some great old equipment and the story of the Minox camera development. Just loved the personal hands on approach of the senior lovely lady.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The museum is very small, although some of the exhibits are unique and interesting. I loved it, but had expected more. It is like popping in and soon out.

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Diana Z
Reviewed 23 February 2014

A really interesting museum that was highly enjoyable. The staff were really helpful, perhaps a little too helpful, as you'd be reading one thing and then she'd interrupt and try to show you or tell you something else! The rooms the exhibits are in are...More

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank Catherine2311
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