The museum “Jews in Latvia” was established in 1989 to research, popularize and commemorate the history of Latvia's Jewish community. The museum's exhibition is housed in three halls in the historical building of former Jewish theatre.
The visitors of the museum can get acquainted with different aspects of Latvian Jewish history and culture from the beginnings in XVI century and to 1945 – legal status and economic activities, education and religion, political and intellectual pursuits. The special section is dedicated to Holocaust and rescuing of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Latvia.
In the collection of the museum are stored close to 14 thousand units – documents, photos, books and artifacts. Of special interest is wide range of XIX-XX century memoirs, the rich collection of family photos, as well as printed materials of different Jewish organizations from interwar era.
We will be grateful for help provided in broadening the collection of the museum with the documents and photos from your private archives and family albums.
6, Skolas str., Riga
Phone: +371 67283484
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: closed
Free admission (for donations)
For guided tours, please contact us in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual visiting is possible.