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Address: Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
Phone Number: 7994106
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An insight into how my grandmother and her family lived in the late 1800s

On the day we visited, the weather was miserable - cold and drizzling - yet this was a highlight of our second visit to Latvia. This museum gave us a sense of our own family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
callmesnoozy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the day we visited, the weather was miserable - cold and drizzling - yet this was a highlight of our second visit to Latvia. This museum gave us a sense of our own family history, given that our grandmother grew up in Jaunjelgava, a village about 50 miles (then a day's drive by cart) from Riga. Our visit was... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this ethnographic museum. It gives a good insight into traditional latvian culture and the differences between the four historic regions in the country. Lots of nice wooden architecture and some animals roaming around as well makes for a nice scene. Its located a little bit of a distance out of Riga's city centre, but I remember it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

If you wan to know Latvia and Latvian history you must go to this museum. This can be fun and good time for all the family.

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Thank TatianaS4
Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great family adventure for a whole day. You can enjoy a real Latvian middle age atmosphere, taste some special cheeses, wines and other goods, as well as buy some spectacular handcrafts which will be a great gift as well as a heart warming memory. You can go there with your kids and have them entertained as well. A great lunch... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

An amazing collection of original old farm buildings, churches, etc on a huge plot of land on the edge of Jugla Lake. Plenty to see and do, adults and kids. Food available in the warmer months, but some of the buildings are closed in autumn and winter. Good idea to ring ahead.Only 2 Euros to get in!!

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Perth, Australia
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This was a unique view into what the old Latvia was like and how the people lived. Unfortunately the time that we had was insufficient to take it all in properly and some of the buildings were closed because they were filming a doco on site and a wedding was taking place in one of the churches so we couldn't... More 

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South Coast of England
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We got the bus from Riga, taking about 30 minutes. The buildings are an interesting part of Latvia's history and the land is a beautiful wooded area. As someone else commented, a lot of the buildings were closed but there were enough open to make it interesting. The admission was reduced to 1 Euro, probably because of this - bargain!... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

this is something for the whole family, history lovers, hikers or kids who want to play. On a very large area you will find the different types of latvian houses but you also find explanations on the different ways aof living through the ages. From a rich man´s homestead to a fishermans hut, from a soldier´s retirement place to an... More 

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Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I had the chance to visit this splendid musem, with the chapel, houses, ... and have lunch there, too.

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Budapest, Hungary
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Well, the museum is huge and cool, it gives a wide spectrum of traditional Latvian architecture and life. But, maybe because I went on october and not on summer, 90+% of the buildings was closed. I don't know why was that, but I wanted to see the houses and especially the churches also from inside but everything was closed,it was... More 

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