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Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum (Riga)

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum (Riga)

 

 

 

Brīvības gatve 440

Tel. 2799 4515

www.ltg.lv/english/

brivdabas.muzejs

Open: 10am- 5pm

 

 

 

 

Description of the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum (Riga)

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum is small area on the shore of lake Jugla on the outskirts of Riga. Its 100 hectares are covered by historic buildings of rural Latvian life. Residents here make their own honey, bread and brew their own beer. Every year in early June the National Fair of Applied Art is held here to celebrate cultural heritage. You can take a taxi here or get a Bus 1 to Brīvības musejs bus stop.

 

The original idea was to build a farmhouse and buildings for different trades from the four regions of Latvia - Courland, Semgallen, Livonia and Lettgallen. Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum was opened in 1932. In 1939, 40 buildings were built, in 2013 there were 118 buildings from the end of the 17th century to the first half of the 20th century. About 3000 exhibits are shown here. The entire collection counts about 114,000 objects. In addition to the buildings transferred to the museum, there are two buildings on the museum grounds, one of which is a fisherman's house in situ.

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum is open all year round and offers various user activities and events in both summer and winter. In winter, you can go cross-country skiing and tobogganing in the museum. Since 1971, a large craft market takes place every year. Traditional festivals are celebrated throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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