Discover the traditional ways of living in Latvia
A tour through time and through the country’s traditional architecture at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Located just on the edge of Riga, the Open Air Museum is situated in a beautiful forest beside a lake, it is a perfect day-trip for all visitors to Riga.
What is Included
- A engaging, professional, licensed guide
- Transport to and from the museum
- Entrance into the museum
- Pick-up from your hotel or arranged meeting point.
The Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum was originally founded in 1924 to bring together some fantastic architectural gems from all across Latvia. Set in 87 Hectares of forest by the Jugla Lake, it is one of the most popular museums in Riga, for both locals and visitors alike. Typical regional Latvian folk architecture and traditional ways of living are on display throughout the museum’s forest setting. Drawn from across Latvia’s 4 regions, Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Latgale & Zemgale, a total of 118 buildings dating from 1600′s up until the early 1900′s make up the museum.*
If your trip to Latvia only allows you only enough time to visit the capital city Riga, then an excursion to the Ethnographic Museum will give you an excellent impression of traditional rural Latvian life, much of which has been lost in present-day Latvia. Our guide will lead you throughout the museum grounds, explaining the buildings, the regions they are from, who would have lived in them and the stories behind them You are free throughout the tour to ask any more questions to our guides regarding anything you want to know about Riga or Latvia.
Feel free to contact us to arrange details for the reservation, any other further questions and to get a quote for your group size. It may also be possible to arrange a picnic lunch in the grounds, or to eat in the museum’s traditional inn.
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*NB: Depending on the season and the events in the Museum, some buildings may not be open for visitors
If ethnographic artefacts is not for you – maybe see the Rundale Palace tour – for an amazing restored 18th century palace of former rulers of Kurland.
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