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Entrance to the museum is cheap, but the train is not

Many good wooden boats on display, for those of us who are into such things. A few historical... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
David L
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Bergen, Norway
Outside is better

The inside exhibition was a little bland but once outside it was much better. Interesting buildings... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
SamieLips
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Jul 13, 2017
“Entrance to the museum is cheap, but the train is not”
Jul 6, 2016
“Outside is better”
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Many good wooden boats on display, for those of us who are into such things. A few historical buildings, with the windmill as a sort of centrepiece. Good activity if it is not raining. The narrow-gauge train also departs from outside this museum

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

The inside exhibition was a little bland but once outside it was much better. Interesting buildings to walk around and a nice tearoom.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank SamieLips
Reviewed September 7, 2015

We visited Ventspils museum with family. It is a nice museum but it really could use some more information in English. Also some of the information and exhibition itself had small errors (latvian sign on the wall of the windmill saying it was built in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

As the museum is not very big it gives the idea of coastal living in Latvia in different periods. They have huge amount of boats, mostly fising boats, from history up to Soviet time. It was fun to have ride at narrow-track train powered by...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Pille R
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting buildings and everything else definitely recommend to leave the Little Train The museum is best to walk slowly.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Mārtiņš D
Reviewed July 8, 2015

A mix of antique ships, anchors, traditional buildings, cultural items and more. Even has a little train that goes through the pretty nearby park. Very clean and well-maintained. Only a 5-minute walk from the beach, it gives a view of the fascinating local society of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed May 25, 2015

A place with a taste of history. :) Lots of different home and that will allow to understand the Latvian roots. Mills and the most important and interesting - Little Train that leave no one indifferent. In addition, the tram can take trips - is...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Mārtiņš D
Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you like ships, you must come here. There are many different types of ships. Although I am not especially a fan of ships, I was impressed with the variety and number of ships. I was also impressed with the houses, even the one that...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

when you hear museum you think of serious stuff! this one was in the nature, with games that anyone at any age could enjoy! you could even have fun in the "things" (ex. houses, boats etc.) that were exhibited there!! I had great time and...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Maria_199018
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