Health and Safety Measures at the Museum in Connection with the Spread of COVID 19
In connection with the spread of Covid-19 in Latvia and abroad we ask you to be responsible and follow precautionary measures.
Due to the increase in the spread of Covid-19, the Latvian National Museum of Art informs that starting from 14 October 2020, every museum visitor from the age of 13 must wear a face mask or protective face shield.
Please do not visit the museum if you have symptoms of respiratory infection, are under self-isolation, quarantine at home or strict isolation. The museum reserves the right to deny entry to persons with symptoms of respiratory infection and ask them to leave the museum.
The museum is open only for individual visitors and groups of visitors (members of the same household), in accordance with current regulations on gatherings and public events.
Please observe a distance of 2 metres from other visitors and museum staff, follow information in visual guides and audio announcements and the directions of the museum staff.
Please use contactless payment and bank cards or register on Mobilly mobile app and conveniently purchase tickets on your phone.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What measures are being implemented in the museums of the LNMA for the safety of visitors and museum staff?
The museum staff are provided with protective equipment.
Alcohol-containing hand disinfectants are available at museum entrances, while all that is necessary for hand hygiene is available in the museum lavatories (hot water, liquid soap, means for hand-drying).
Visitor flow is being organised inside the museums to ensure the observation of a distance of 2 metres.
Guidelines are placed in the museum premises, there are audio announcements (LNMA, AMRB) about the requirement to observe a distance of 2 metres and other directions regarding the museum visit.
The museums provide the possibility to make contactless payments and payments by bank card as well as purchasing entry tickets on your mobile phone using the Mobilly app.
Regular cleaning, incl. disinfection, of the premises and surfaces is carried out in the museums.
The number of shared surfaces and objects has been reduced in the museums.
Can I purchase an entry ticket for the visit of the museums of the LNMA online?
Yes, you can purchase a ticket for a visit to the Latvian National Museum of Art, Art Museum Riga BOURSE and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design quickly and conveniently using the Mobilly mobile app.
Is it possible to visit the museums of the LNMA in organized groups?
Due to health and safety considerations, group visits are possible, observing a distance of at least 2 metres from each other, other visitors and museum staff.
Have the working hours of the museums of the LNMA changed?
The working hours of the museums remain the same. For your convenience:
The Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum is open until 19.00 on Tuesdays.
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design is open until 19.00 on Wednesdays.
The Latvian National Museum of Art, Art Museum RIGA BOURSE are open until 20.00 on Fridays.
Is it possible to book a formal wedding photo session at the museums of the LNMA?
Photo sessions in the premises of the museums are possible only by prior arrangement using phone or e-mail provided on the website at least one working day in advance.
Types of photo sessions at the museums of the LNMA:
Photo sessions at the interior of the museum (on the stairs and in the lobbies), without visiting the exhibition halls, maximum number for a group: 20 persons.
Photo sessions at the permanent exposition of the museum (also includes a visit to the permanent exposition), maximum number for a group: 6 persons.
Participants of the photo session must observe a distance of at least 2 m from other visitors and the museum staff, as well as following guidelines placed in the museum.
The museum reserves the right to deny the service, if the photoshoot at the desired time interferes with other visitors or the visitor flow set up by the museum.
Do the museums of the LNMA provide cloakrooms and bag storage?
LNMA: There is a self-service cloakroom on Floor 1 of the museum. The museum shall not be responsible for items left at the cloakroom. Lockers are available in the cloakroom.
AMRB: There is a staffed cloakroom on Floor -1. Lockers are available in the cloakroom.
MDAD: There is a staffed cloakroom on Floor 1, which can also be used in self-service mode.
SBM: There is a self-service cloakroom. The museum shall not be responsible for items left at the cloakroom.
Please refrain from carrying rucksacks, briefcases and other items exceeding A4 size on the day of the visit. The museum carries out regular disinfection of the cloakrooms and lockers.
Do the museums of the LNMA offer guided tours?
Due to health and safety considerations, until 30 August 2020 guided tours of the museum are available for families or members of one household (LNMA up to 10 persons, AMRB, MDAD - 8 persons). Guided tours of the museum for organized groups (LNMA up to 10 persons, AMRB, MDAD - 8 persons, SBM – 3 persons) are available, observing a distance of at least 2 metres from each other, other visitors and museum staff. Guided tours of the museum are possible only by prior arrangement.
Do the museums of the LNMA offer creative workshops?
Yes, creative workshops are available at the LNMA museums. Due to health and safety considerations, the number of persons at the workshops is limited, therefore prior arrangement is required. Personal work equipment and materials are used during workshops. If shared materials of the museum are used, cleaning, including disinfection is provided after each workshop.
Is there a lift at the museums of the LNMA?
Yes, lifts are available at the museum. We ask only persons in wheelchairs, those with pushchairs and visitors with reduced mobility to use the lifts.
How to avoid getting infected with Covid-19?
Preventive measures are similar to those for other acute upper respiratory infections: frequent washing of hands, especially after contact with infected persons or their environment. Use disposable tissues after coughing or sneezing and wash your hands afterwards! To avoid infection, observe social distancing – keep a distance of 2 metres from other people, avoid crowded places, stay at home and work remotely as much as possible.
Please follow official guidelines and news on the COVID-19 info page.