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The only museum of traditional headware in the world. It contains exhibits from all over the world, including hats, bonnets, headbands, each of them having its own exciting story. The museum holds various events including children's birthday...more
This is an amazing little museum in quiet street in Riga. You have to go through a courtyard and ring a doorbell to get inside but you are greeted by a lovely, very friendly lady who gives you some background to the collection.
We arrived and were the only ones there! It was a quiet Sunday morning though so only to be expected.
We’re interested in cultures and travel so seeing different hats from around the world was interesting but it’s a small museum and it honestly only...More
A definite must if you've any interest in cultures. A brilliant, unexpected treasure created by an extremely well-travelled individual. Such a pleasant surprise. Lady docent limited English, but all descriptions in English.
You really shouldn’t miss visiting this wonderful museum, if you’re in Riga. Spent about an hour there and loved every minute I did! Amazing collection from all over the world. Cozy souvenir corner and regular masterclasses make a great way to spend a leisure weekend...More
Date of experience: November 2018
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KirillBabaev, Владелец at The World of Hat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018
The museum is small and it stayed in a private apartment.It contain largest collections of ethnic and traditional headgear in the world.In my view it cool museum and worth visit for fun and educational purpose.It is great chance to see unique item.100 % I will...More
Amazing and very educational museum! Me and my husband, we loved it! The lady in the front, her name was Parsla was very kind, pleasant and very knowledgeable. I hope we can go back and we would recommend to all our friends when they visit...More
The museum is in a private apartment in what felt like an old Soviet apartment block. The museum itself is the private collection of a Russian businessman. The collection spans Europe, Asia, and Africa. It includes some amazing examples of Headwear and footwear of the...More
We decided to visit this exhibition because it sounded like something fun for a Wednesday afternoon. We're glad we did because the quirky collection of hats gives a unique glimpse into many different cultures.
It is worth the walk out to the museum as you...More
Date of experience: April 2018
KirillBabaev, Владелец at The World of Hat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018
Thanks a lot for these warm expressions! Glad you liked it, and come back again!
Actually I visited this place a long time ago, but it is still very fresh in my memory as I enjoyed my time there. Very interesting and cozy little museum. I really liked the hats from Africa, very educative. Moreover, I loved the 'try on...More