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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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We spent over 5 hours at the ethnographic museum and enjoyed every minute. The place is huge and there is so much to see. It is interesting for adults, and educational for kids in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Even Yehuda, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We spent over 5 hours at the ethnographic museum and enjoyed every minute. The place is huge and there is so much to see. It is interesting for adults, and educational for kids in a way that fun and easy as they get to see and experience a bit of history for themselves. My kids loved following the map and... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is not that kind of museum, where You could spend one or two hour - here you need at least half of a day, but it is worth it, if you like nature, walking and history! Well, history is not necessary, because even if you don't like it, you will find some interesting things you have never seen before.... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see old Latvian houses & spend some time in the nature. It is good that you can actually enter most of the houses and touch some of the exhibits. So if you are a fan of ethnography you will love the place. As I am not for me it was interesting experience but not amazing and for... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is located a little way from the centre but it's well worth a visit. The place is absolutely massive and it's really interesting to see how people used to live. You need a lot of time to visit everything, with the old windmill being a particular highlight

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a Monday and there were almost no people when we came. And it was a sunny day, so we enjoyed strolling through the woods for hours. The houses were partially closed and even in the open houses the exhibits were interesting, but not more. Still, it gave a good overview of different builing styles in the four parts... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great place. Lots of life in the old houses. You will find guides in many places and lots of activities to do. Lots of flowers and pletty gardens in the summertime.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My choral group was scheduled to have a couple of hours tour of this facility, but it was raining hard and the tour was abbreviated to just a couple of the buildings. We saw one of the larger wooden structures and then proceeded to the old church, where we had an organ concert, followed by our group giving a choral... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Just a 10 min ride on bus 1 out of Riga. Over 120 reconstructed farmsteads, churches, barns, windmills covering over 250 years of Baltic history. It isnt well signposted so use the plot numbers to find your location. A really cheap open air cafe at plot 52. You need good weather though as there is little shelter. Lots of the... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I enjoy visiting "living history"-type places because I can get some idea of what living there/then might have been like (think Sturbridge Village, Williamsburg, Charlestown Landing, . . . ). I'd read about this particular museum, so I knew what to expect, and I wasn't disappointed. We were fortunate enough to go on a Saturday during the annual craft fair,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum is a nice place to relax and escape the city. Don't expect entertainment on every corner! Take it in as is: a nice forest walk, with quite a lot of really nicely presented examples of Latvian rural live. The old churches are especially beautiful! Bring some cash, because there are some nice little shops that sell cute examples... More 

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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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