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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Address: Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
Phone Number: 7994106
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Ranked #16 of 139 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Specialty museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic sites, Specialty museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Murrells Inlet
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I wasn't expecting much because the reviews say this place is more fun during summer, but as I had some time to spare I decided to give it a go ( it's December 29th ). I'm sure it's better in summer time because we can obviously spend more time going around visiting all the buildings and they should be all... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I visited with my wife on a Sunday afternoon in December. It was just over €2 each to get in so very cheap. Easy to get to too. 30 mins on the no.1 bus from Merkela Iela. Unfortunately apart from a couple of houses at the start all the many many buildings were padlocked so it was very much a... More 

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Bolton ,England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited the Open Air Museum last summer with some Latvian friends and thoroughly enjoyed our time wandering around and exploring the buildings of "old Latvia". No restrictions on entering most of the buildings, one,the church was being decorated for a wedding that was due to be held the following day. A highly recommended visit.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went by myself on a rainy day, and seemed to be the only tourist walking around. I spent more than 4 hours there, walking from one building to the next. it was wonderful to see all the different styles of windmills, farms and houses from all over Latvia. A lot of buildings were closed while I was there (middle... More 

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