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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Address: Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
Phone Number: 7994106
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The museum spans a huge area of land with wonderful houses, barns and old fences replicating the lifestyles in "Old Latvia." There are separate areas that represent four regions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum spans a huge area of land with wonderful houses, barns and old fences replicating the lifestyles in "Old Latvia." There are separate areas that represent four regions of Latvia: Courland, Zemgale, Vidzeme and Latgale. There are frequent craft fairs in the museum, showing how ancient people, farmed, created clothing and made everything from candles to jewellery (and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have been to several Open Air Ethnographic Museums and this is a very good one. They are great for children as they get an appreciation of rural life as it was lived in the past whilst getting some fresh air and a bit of a run around. Brilliantly, there is no moaning about being bored! One tip: the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The first thing that I noticed was the sound of the wind in the pine trees, beautiful. The old houses with thatch roofs have been restored and they've even moved a very old church into the museum... Usma Church is dated 1704. They have people dressed in national costumes that are worn on holidays. A silversmith is displaying his wares... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I've seen lots of ethnographic museums, this one is certainly not the most imaginative. Businessmen where busy touring it, obviously looking for ideas to improve the place. So, maybe in a few years time... but right now it's not worth a visit. Just old wooden houses in a forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I loved this museum because the location feels like a step back in time where you can imagine life centuries ago. The innovations like a movable windmill surprised me, and visiting the barns and houses of typical inhabits from the past were interesting and educational. Having the buildings taken care of by individuals over time adds a layer of care... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Came here on the Number 1 bus from Riga old town. We took some sandwiches and drinks with us which I would recommend. We came as a family of 4 (x2 children 7 & 10 and x2 adults). It was lovely weather and a fun day out. Very cheap to get in. Recommend around 4 hrs for the visit and... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We travelled to this museum in the winter time. There was not much was open but still worth the trip. Will be great in the summer as it is set by a lake.I would take a picnic as the site is perfect for one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fascinating collection of old buildings from all over Latvia. Fishermen's huts, farmhouses, churches and three windmills. Most allow going inisde to look at the furniture and decor from the appropriate time period. During our vist there were several people working in the gardens dreessed in traditional Latvian clothing which added to the atmosphere and brought the place to life. Unfortunatley... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For any former Latvian or foreign traveler, this outdoor setting takes you back 500-600 years in time to show what life in Europe was like in the country.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a cool museuem! Super easy to get to from Riga. There are a ton of old cabins from different regions and they are decorated perfectly. I felt like I was walking into a different time. Very well done and great price.

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Address: Address: Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
Phone Number: 7994106
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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