Thousands turn out for Museum Night events

Visitors taking advantage of free admission and additional access to hundreds of museums and other official buildings on this year's 'Museum Night' May 20 were rewarded with balmy weather and an amazing array of cultural discoveries.

Social media showed that large numbers of people were taking advantage of the late-night opening on Museum Night, with some clearly adopting ambitious itineraries to allow them to visit as many different locations as possible.

The initiative is part of the European Museum Night program.

Lines at the national art museum rivaled those seen when it re-opened last year after extensive renovation:

Meanwhile the EU House in Riga offered a vicrtual tour of EU member states:

Liepaja came alive with a wide range of activities:

 In Daugavpils, a museum with a definite Latgalian flavor was doing good business:





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