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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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Walking in the 18th/19th century

During our stay in Riga we rented a car for one day and decided to go to the Open air museum. It is not far from the city centre and easy to find. We went on April 7th which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

During our stay in Riga we rented a car for one day and decided to go to the Open air museum. It is not far from the city centre and easy to find. We went on April 7th which was not really a good time to go as it was in the off-season and many buildings where closed. I think... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this museum on Easter Sunday, after reading about the Easter celebrations that they were going to run. The museum itself is quite a way from the centre of Riga, but easy to get to via bus number 1 from near the train station (2 euros per person each way). It was interesting to see how life was in... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were the only visitors on a snowy, bleak day, but I'm glad we went. This is the part of our visit to Riga that impressed me most, an unbelievable collection of farmstead buildings and all the acoutrements of a lost lifestyle spread over a vast area amidst the pine woods on the shores of a lake. Our guide was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Have visited this place several times. Best times are summer and winter (if you can handle the cold) Summer is always good, there are people actually living in summer in the houses throughout the museum and spent their days as they would hundreds of years back. There is a cafe and plenty of place for little ones to run around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

loved the historic structures, the natural beauty of this place. A fantastic place to take children too.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is a library for hauses- old buildings are gathered together and you can see hov it was hundred years ago. All exponents are real hauses!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It was FREE to get in with the understanding that the buildings where closed as it was a Latvian public holiday but this never ruined it for me a I purely enjoyed the exterior construction of the buildings and serenity I would imagine kids would love it too Its perfect for hang overs as you don't have to interact with... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's the most unique museum I have ever seen in my life. If you visit Latvia, then you just must check it out. With an exception of the mill that seemed to be not a really safe place to walk in (and it was still quite fun to walk there) everything was just perfect.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The ride out was only 1 euro for a journey which takes about 30 minutes from the town centre. We went in October and found most of the buildings shut, but you can walk around the forest and see little timber villages.it is quite pleasant just to walk and look at all the old buildings. There is apparently a cafe... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Over the holiday period the entrance was free as lots of the buildings were closed. It was still great to walk around and showed lots of interesting examples of traditional buildings and gave an insight to traditional manufacturing and building methods in years gone by.

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