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“The only museum devoted to the sun in the world”
Review of Sun Museum

Sun Museum
Ranked #53 of 223 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: The Europe’s only museum dedicated to the Sun is in Riga!There are no two similar nations or cultures in this world. However, the Sun is equally significant in many cultures around the globe, and people depict it in many different ways. We welcome you to the Museum of the Sun to see for yourself the diversity of ways how humans see the Sun!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The only museum devoted to the sun in the world”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Or so the owner said..actually its a museum partly of astronomy and partly of "sun objects" various sun symbols from around the world collected by an artist. Some of these are beautiful and others are interesting and tell us a lot about the view of the sun held by different peoples from sun worshipping egyptians to sun fearing Indonesians. You also get to paint your own sun figure. Great little museum on interesting topic. In the Old Town

Visited February 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sweet museum”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Reall nice. I enjoyed beeing there. Cute old lady was telling about sun history etc. There is even possible to make your own souveniers.

Visited November 2012
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“very funny”
Reviewed 21 November 2012

unfortunally they only have the discriptions in latvian , but very good place to take kids on a raining day . in the end of your visit you can paint your on sun .

Visited November 2012
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London
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109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Fun to paint your own sun”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Unfortunately, the museum part of the museum is all in Latvian. I'm sure that I would have enjoyed it if I could have understood. The collection of suns is interesting and a little freaky but the best part for an English adult was the painting of the sun at the end, rediscovering the artist inside.

Visited September 2012
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Wash, D.C.
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97 reviews
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“Skip the museum and just go to the painting”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

A collection of images of the sun from various tourist stores and a very nice explanation (in latvian) of the sun, its purpose and a quick overview of its importance to early man. However, everyone enjoys painting the little ceramic suns and that is when the friendly staff engage you and everyone has a chance to relax and have fun and discover the fun of having no artistic talent.

Visited September 2012
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