Where Can Amber be Seen and Purchased?
The richest collection of Baltic amber is kept at Palanga Amber Museum. Unfortunately, since the border shifted in 1921, this is no longer the territory of Latvia. The Latvian Nature Museum also has a comparatively rich collection. The largest archaeological and ethnographic amber collections are held at the Liepāja Museum of Art and History, the Latvian History Museum and the Latvian Institute of History. These are exhibited only in part, so visitors with a special interest need to apply in advance.
Worked amber is sold at many souvenir and art shops in Rīga and other cities, and, particularly during the tourist season, in squares and parks as well, mainly in the old town of Rīga.