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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent over three hours in the museum. It's perfect for people who love to walk (area is quite big) and who love old architecture and history. Place is quite easy to find, people who work there are very friendly and helpful. It's a lot...More

Thank monika_jowita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Latvian Ethnographic museum is a mix of feelings and things. From the one side, its a history, from another side - overall organisation and idea of this place (except for the lake shore) is totally not understandable. It is rather hard to find something or...More

Thank FOXBOND007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place with awesome nature around. Nice old villages, houses and fantastic windmills.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in mid-October when autumn colours are spectacular. Fewer buildings are open (reflected in reduced entrance fee), but still enough open to give insight into rural way of life. Covers large area (c120 buildings) in forest & by lakeside. Good weather needed but well...More

Thank John and Mauree... O
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The museum is a large group of wooden buildings nicely spaced out that provide an interesting glimpse into how the residents of this country lived in the days of old. We only had time to see a few of the buildings but those that we...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Definitely worth the day-trip with Silga ! We had a very nice stay at this open museum and in the surrounding areas

Thank Thibaut A
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This place needs so large site that it is located in the suburb of Riga. However you can easily go there by public transportation. There are windmills, which is different from those in the Netherlands. You surely enjoy this museum.

Thank Nobuko F
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The buildings have been moved here from their original sites, and combine to make a very interesting exhibition, in spacious grounds including a large lake.

1  Thank scothernite
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were on a tour and only saw a very small part of this open air museum. We visited the medieval village. We were told that some people were living like this even in the early 1900's which is a sad state of affairs when...More

2  Thank johnbarrett07
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Really interesting to be able to walk around and view how people use to live in the region hundreds of years ago. With plenty of people dressed the part walking around it was very interactive . Our guide ( who wasn't part of the museum)...More

Thank Rainy0
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17 August 2017|
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Response from lonewolf44 | Reviewed this property |
No - but there is a cafe bar at the entrance who might help if you ask them. Alternatively you could leave them at Riga railway station as they assuredly do have left luggage.
Charlette H
24 January 2017|
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Response from lonewolf44 | Reviewed this property |
It depends when you arrive! In summer it stays open till 20:00 but most of the buildings close at 17:00 - so between 17:00-20:00 admission is 1.5 euros but up until 17:00 it is 7 euros (with concessions for children... More
19 January 2017|
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Response from Candice M | Reviewed this property |
Reviewing the website is my recommendation as well