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

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Living Museum for recreation, knowing and research

Museum established at 1924th and reflect traditions of European open air museums. The museum is located on opposite Riga the shore of the lake on 85 hectares of the sparse and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fricis A
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum established at 1924th and reflect traditions of European open air museums. The museum is located on opposite Riga the shore of the lake on 85 hectares of the sparse and sunny forest. Museum in more 100 buildings reveals the cultural heritage, the work and the aesthetic world of peoples who historically lived in Latvia from 17th century till Second... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We easily caught the no 1 bus there and back from Riga. This was a fascinating visit. Comparible only to Beamish in the U.K. Buildings kept for historical reasons. Very beautiful setting. Lovely to get some fresh air and see how Latvia was. Loved the sleighs in the sheds. Fisherman's huts and village. We stayed till dusk and it did... More 

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Thank SandieG19
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short trip from old town Riga. A beautiful gem. Walk through authentic buildings, churches and houses. See the hand made fences and tools. A really fun time.

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Thank chase b
Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for introducing kids with earlier Latvian lifestyle, especially celebrations, best solstice. Also annual fair is a great!

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Thank Ilze_Paul
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off on the way back from our olympic bobsleigh ride. Mid winter, snow very well laid out on the edge of the lake. Great use of the countures of the land and very interesting selection of wooden buildings. A must see to get an idea of the culture.

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Thank lim0hireuk
Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you have a sunny day, this is a good idea for a little trip. Just a few minutes by bus out of town (bus station directly in front), this little museum offers some interesting exhibits, nice hiking trails and some good photo motives. The information value is rather limited, maybe there are guided tours that offer more. Still we... More 

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Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I visited this open air museum with my boyfriend in December 2016. It was one of the best activities we had in Riga! The traditional wooden houses were gorgeous. All was covered in snow and had a fairy tale atmosphere :) We were welcomed by an old lady in one of the houses and had the chance to warm a... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We took the No. 1 bus from the centre of Riga, and we were not disappointed by this museum. Although it was a cold autumn, the buildings and the grounds were fascinating. Only a limited number of houses were open, had they all been it would have taken more than an afternoon to visit. Don't leave without visiting the roadside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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134 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is great in good weather as we had. We didn't get to see everything as it's too huge. But what we did see was interesting; there is English information in some of the buildings. Whilst there are staff outside many as well in traditional costume, I doubt they speak much English. We ate on the on-site restaurant and... More 

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Thank genibre69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Nice place to have a walk and get insight into living conditions hundred years ago. Relaxing pine forest and lake Juglas are good preconditions for good memories.

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