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Mencendorfa Nams

Grecinieku iela 18, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 951
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17th century burger's house

This house was built in the 17th century by a glassblower. As was customary, there were workshops... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Maria R
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Aiken, South Carolina
Everyday life in the 17th Century

This is a wealthy merchant's house that dates from 1695. It has the layout and furnishings from... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Davanden
,
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This house was built in the 17th century by a glassblower. As was customary, there were workshops on the lower floor, family quarters on the upper floors, and storage in the attic and basement. The house changed hands several times over the years, ending up...More

1  Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a wealthy merchant's house that dates from 1695. It has the layout and furnishings from the family who lived there and tells something of their history. If you like to see how people lived in the places where you visit, this house is...More

Thank Davanden
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The place has been restored carefully and contains furnishings and crafts. Of note are the naive frescoes and the large money changers table with a built in edge to keep the coins from dropping.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

It's 3 or 4 storey building, built long time ago, with all the furniture of that times - could give you a good picture of how people were living back then, what hobbies they had, what did for living, etc. It was very interesting for...More

1  Thank Serhii K
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Here you can see some old furniture and things of some bussinessman of XIX. It's not interactive, there are only some old things and little information about owner of this house. On the attic you can find some nice paintings of modern artists. But it...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

A good fun building, with a surprising lay-out: the merchant has a shop, the open kitchen is close to it. An interesting collection of items from several centuries, explained by plastified fact sheets in many languages. Unfortunately, the collection of items is haphazard and only...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting home with plenty of English descriptions of the artifacts in the rooms. However, having to pay extra- the same price as the entrance fee- for photos is just ridiculous. Plus, there are staff on each floor watching you like hawks to make sure...More

Thank genibre69
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is where the rating system falls down a bit - three stars seems a bit harsh, but it's neither big enough or has enough exhibits to give four. It's interesting, reveals what it was like for merchants to live in Riga a couple of...More

Thank JJRT_travels
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Mentzendorff House, with its 17th–18th century atmosphere, is the only museum of its kind in the Baltics. The museum introduces visitors to the traditions of a wealthy Rigan’s household.

Thank Tal R
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Mentzendorff’s House – a branch of the Riga Museum of History and Navigation – brings you in the cosy atmosphere of the 17 th –18 th cent. dwelling house. Having been opened since May 18, 1992, it is the only museum presenting social culture...More

Thank Paul L
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