The National History Museum of Latvia is the largest repository of Latvian material culture. It was founded in 1869 as the museum of the Riga Latvian Society. Since 1920 the Museum has been located in the Riga Castle. In 1924 the Museum gained the status of a State museum.

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The mission of the National History Museum of Latvia is to collect, preserve, research and popularise spiritual and material culture from Latvia and the world from ancient times until today, which has archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, historical or artistic significance, in the interests of the Latvian nation and its people.