The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia

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The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe. A decision to establish this museum was made by monument commission of Education Ministry in 1924.

At the moment The Ethnographic Open-Air museum of Latvia is located on the area of 87,66 ha in pine tree forest along the shore of Jugla lake.

118 old buildings from all historic regions of Latvia - Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale - have been transported to and installed in this museum. The buildings date back to the end of 17th century, and the beginning 20th century.

The museum has reconstructed yards of latvian peasants, craftsmen and fishermen. In all yards you can view regular exhibitions - household and working instruments, interior details, that characterize the time period, region and occupation. Visitors can get acquainted with households of Kurzeme’s Livonian fishermen and Latgale’s russiаn Old Believers.

On 16 May 1997 an exhibition of “New Landlords” was openend the Ethnographic Open-air Museum Of Latvia, this exhibition is an evidence or 1920 Agrarian Reform.

In the museum you can see workshops of different craftsmen, celebrate growth ring holiday, in the exhibition room you can see folk studio of applied arts and other exhibitions.

Welcome to the Ethnographic Open-air Museum of Latvia where you can get to know Latvian history or just spend some time in an open-air!


Entrance to the exhibition
May - October
Adults 4,27 €
Children 1,42 €
Students 2,13 €
November - April
Adults 2,13 €
Children 0,71 €
Students 1,42 €
10.00 - 17.00

Address: Brīvības gatve 440, Rīga LV-1024, Latvia

T. +371 67994510,
+371 67994106,
fax: +971 67994178

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