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The World of Hat Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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An absolute little Jem!

This is an amazing little museum in quiet street in Riga. You have to go through a courtyard and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen J
Wakefield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting way to spend an hour

We arrived and were the only ones there! It was a quiet Sunday morning though so only to be... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Walsall, United Kingdom
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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Vilandes 7-12, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 20 620 600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen J
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samstb
Reviewed 4 February 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

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
Thank Galina G
KirillBabaev, Владелец at The World of Hat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks Galina, we will work even harder now!

Reviewed 3 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ggold113
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely check this out! Well presented, informative, good atmosphere and well worth it for such a unique experience. The lady on the desk was really friendly and welcoming too!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank xenoshane
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

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
Thank Curious38
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!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Victoria K
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