Latvian Ethnographic Open Air MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Brivibas gatve 440, Riga, LV-1024, Latvia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +371-67994106
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Specialty Museum
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum - Review
A little outside the city, the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is an excellent place to explore the culture of Latvia especially if you’re pressed for time. The open air museum prides itself in covering a wide array of local culture; the local life of the 18th and 19th century is well depicted by way of artifacts such as recreated homes, churches, windmills, etc.
The Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum makes for quite a picturesque setting so be sure to take a walk along the lake and take in some Latvian countryside.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum Ticket Prices
- Discounted tickets at LS 1 are available for children.
How To reach Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum by Public Transport
- Public buses 1, 19, 28, or 821 through 826; get off at the ‘brivdabas muzejs’ stop
Restaurants Near Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
- Zalais Maksis
- SIA Shangri-la
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Things to Know Before Visiting Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
42.01% of people who visit Riga include Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
73.74% of people start their Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Riga Reviews
The Ethnological museum offers a wide range of historical buildings that were typical in the different regions of Latvia. The mainly wooden houses are placed in a beautiful forest inviting the visitors to stroll around. The cafe and restaurant offer traditional food and the chance to relax from the various impressions. Don't miss a view on the adjacent lake with its peaceful atmosphere. I definitely recommend to visit the museum!
Must visit if you have a spare day in Riga. It has to be one of the coolest museum I have been to so far! The open air museum is very well curated, quite authentic and feels like a time travel. The hikes are quite lovely and all the houses and churches are original pieces that were transported to the museum. The caretakers wear traditional clothes which reminds of you of some theme parks without the merchandise and the rubbish. (The entrance fee is really cheap!)
I simply loved this medieval village. Everything is so well built that you have the impression of going back in time. I spent here a couple of hours wondering around,trying to imagine what life could look like in the old days. It is a nice experience also for the children
A wonderful place to spend some quiet relaxation time either with or without kids. Set amongst a beautiful pine-tree forest on the shores of a lake, the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum houses an amazing wealth of Latvian historical wooden architecture that not only provide insight in ancient life-ways, but form an interesting subject for study (for example for wood-working) as well... The fact that the park's custodians walk around in traditional dress and provide traditional hand-made souvenirs adds to the charm of this amazing place. As such, the museum therefore is the perfect setting for the occasional traditional arts & craft market held there. Definitely worth a visit - if not multiple!
The area of the open museum is huge and mostly forested. Entry is 4e for adult. The museum contains lots of wooden houses spread over large territory. Each house has a small plaque saying when it was built and when it was transferred to the museum. Most of the houses are 200 years old. However all this is just not interesting enough: you spend a lot of energy to reach each house and gain very little knowledge by reading and the things you see are mostly the same. The only exception is the blacksmith that started to work after noon and was interesting to watch.