Amber - the precious stone of the Baltic Sea


At 32 Freedom Street (Brīvības iela), an exhibition titled „Amber- Jewel from The Baltic Sea” will be opened at National History Museum. Various amber subjects will be shown representing the time period from The Stone Ages until nowadays. Do you want to find out what the legendary moose’s head is? Come and explore it yourself! Various multimedia options will be added to this exposition, also brochures and souvenirs from „Nice Place” company will be offered.

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 13.05.2014 21:00

Ends: 28.02.2015 22:00


  • National History Museum, 32 Freedom Street

Form of event:

  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • History
  • Tradition

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

„Amber Road in Riga” campaign will be held in 2014 where such institutions as The Art Museum „Riga Bourse”, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Natural History Museum of Latvia, Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine as well as National History Museum of Latvia and „Putti” Art Gallery will represent the origins of amber showing it in the context of history, identity and practical use. Not everyone is aware of the fact that various amber manufacturing places were set at the territory of Latvia. While working hard through many years, archaeologists have found those amber materials, and now it will be represented to everyone. National History Museum holds a large collection of amber subjects from The Stone Age to nowadays. Therefore ,it shows the evolution of amber processing skills from 4000s BC to 21st century.

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