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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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Lovely place

If you want a change from wandering round the city this makes a great day out. We went when the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Lake District
via mobile
Nice for sunny day.

Old wooden buildings collected from around Latvia and placed around sprawling wooded open air... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Andrew M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

If you want a change from wandering round the city this makes a great day out. We went when the sun was shining, probably not very enjoyable in the rain as it is all outdoors. It is a collection of lots of old latvian buildings...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Old wooden buildings collected from around Latvia and placed around sprawling wooded open air museum. Quite unique. You can easily spend half a day wandering around, very scenic, huge dense trees with a large large lake. A small sandy beach to swim or paddle from...More

2  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Very good place to see the History of Latvian Culture. Gives you good insight of the Latvian people and their History

Thank JKAY69
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were lucky to go on a nice sunny day. Interesting buildings with info on the outside. Some of the exhibits were closed. There is a small cafe near to the lake just before the exit, which was very good value for money.

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is the place to go a sunny day - prepare for at least two-three hours to experience it all. Bring your family and enjoy learning about the old ways of living. Here you will find a guide in almost every house, who will tell...More

2  Thank Ann-Christine P
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I went during Meteņi and it was a fun celebration. I enjoyed wearing a mask and ushering in Spring. However, I didn't think there was much there. It is very far outside the city, about 20-25 minutes. If you are in Riga for a short...More

Thank lampostva
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I like visiting this open air museum in a sunny summer day, because its so nice to walk around the nature and seen all this Latvian culture. You can go by yourself or with friends to have a nice day and get some culture in...More

Thank Jose Ž
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite museums in Latvia. Very rich collection. Provides good insight of how people were living in various regions in Latvia. Well tied with history, traditions and innovation. Great place for education for children.

Thank Hedonist9
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are interested to know more about your predesessors way of life, ancient fishing equipment,colourful cultural variety of Latvia,s regions, just go to the Latvian Ethnographic Open Museum, You,ll spend pleasant time in a pure ecological area,get a lot of cultural and historical knowledge...More

Thank aboris_803410
Reviewed 18 April 2016

You need good weather to spend the day here, and it's 30-40 minutes by bus (no 1) from Old Riga. Plenty to see and provides an historical insight to Latvian culture, architecture and history. Unfortunately we went in the winter season, so a fair proportion...More

Thank Steveb5708
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Charlette H
How much is it to get in?
24 January 2017|
Response from genibre69 | Reviewed this property |
I think about €4- €7 euros if I remember correctly. But it's included in the RigaCard as well.
When does it open? April ,May, June?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Candice M | Reviewed this property |
Reviewing the website is my recommendation as well
Has anyone been to both Open Air Museums in Lithuania and Latvia and have a preference for one on or the other? Or should we visit both? Thanks!
21 December 2016|
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Response from Candice M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only visited Latvia Enjoyed it tremendously