The only museum of porcelain in the Baltic
countries is situated in Riga. The museum was opened not long
ago, at the end of 2001.
A vast collection of Riga porcelain
(more than 6,000 exhibits) embraces the period from the beginning
of the 19th century to this very day. The basis of the collection
forms the porcelain from famous Kuznetzov's factory that was
opened in Riga in 1814. Exhibitions of the museum include
exquisite luxurious china sets as well as inexpensive crockery.
One of the most outstanding exhibits
is a two meter high vase, made to the seven-hundredth anniversary
of Riga's foundation. There is a special hall, devoted to
the porcelain from the Soviet time, where porcelain vases
with communist images and porcelain statuettes of Lenin and
Stalin are displayed.
In the museum, visitors can watch the
very creation process and even take part in it.
Address: Kaleju St., 9/11
Phone: 371-7503769, 371-7503683