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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I visited the Museum last year during the Folk Arts Fair and it was absolutely wonderful. There were lots of stalls selling traditional Latvian products and foods as well as space to sit and relax in the sun. Perfect for a family day out or...More

Thank Lizzie J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to ethnographic museums in Finland & in Takayama, Japan but this is definitely my favourite as it has over 120 incredible wooden buildings that make you feel like you've stepped back in time. We went early on a Sunday morning & found ourselves...More

Thank BeeLopez
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited here yesterday, it was a nice stroll round the huts that were open sadly they were not all open but then it is only March, I can imagine when the season starts it will be a lovely day out with family........no food so...More

Thank sidami
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Every summer starts with Annual Crafts Market worth to attend. Begining of June hundreds of craftsmen and thousands of people are heading there to enjoy crafts, food, local vine, beer,dance and hystory.

Thank Greeley-Couple
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Beautifully restored buildings (not to 'modern' condition, but in the condition they were when people lived in them 100's of years ago). The attendants tell you how they were used, for instance the large homes with a hearth in the middle had a fire going...More

Thank Indy_Sydney_2012
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went there with 2 small kids. We really liked the place, I would say even better than we expected! Just we went there on early spring, so moody puddles was everywhere :-) defiantly we will come back in summer.

Thank flaxfox
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lovely surroundings, easy to get to via the number one bus from Riga. But in late february, all the houses were shut and the there was no where on site to buy food or drink of any sort. Slushy snow and snow melt on most...More

Thank PoundScrounger
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Tha place is great to have a walk, enjoy the fresh air, the nature, the latvian forest. Family come to hang out, couple to chill, or practice some sport : bicycle, roller blades, skate, running... Bring your lunch packed, and enjoy the birds songs!

Thank Sahrach2017
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Open Air Museum in mid-February and there was still snow and a real chill in the air. The day we visited it was sleeting but undeterred we got the #1 bus from central Riga for the 40-min trip out. Entrance to the...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very interesting visit. It was very cold with frozen snow on ground and Lake Jugla frozen.Centuries old wooden houses with original working implements showing amazing innovation of how they lived and worked. Absolutely loved it. Wonderful walk through pine forest away from Riga.

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22 July 2018|
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Response from mikehilder | Reviewed this property |
We did not take a cruise, so we just caught the No. 1 bus in town. All needed information available from the information office. Definitely worth the visit and easy to do on your own, Good restaurant for lunch with... More
16 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.
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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