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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there for a food & craft fair, simply gorgeous place in the middle of a forest, worth visiting, not so far from Riga

Thank Philippe B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Andreas H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with a tour group and found it very interesting and very authentic. As my wife is mobility handicapped she could not go into any of the buildings and could only view them from the outside. Also had a set menu meal in the...More

Thank CandE_Evans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend a few hours visiting this place. There are many various buildings brought from all areas of Latvia.

Thank Igor H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Latvians are small nation, but with long and big historia. In every reagion hade been different house styles, different clothes, different believes. But it is our roots and it made us strong!

Thank Egita28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samples of buildings showing the old rural way of life. Lots of walking. If you have the time, and a guide, a nice open air excursion.

Thank EfficientFrontier
Reviewed 14 August 2018

So much history and so many stories. It's like a "living" museum that gives us a glimpse of previous generations and what life must have been like years and years ago. Fascinating!

Thank Ted Z
Reviewed 10 August 2018

What a wonderful place to spend time in and return to the true soul of Latvia. The docents were well informed and eager to tell you about all the work that has gone into preserving the history of the four regions of the country. I...More

Thank TravellingB700
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We spent a whole day there as it is quite a big outdoor place. If you go with children, you should buy a family ticket for 1-2 adults with 1-4 children, costs only 8.5 Euro in total. Very reasonable price! I recommend the souvenir shop...More

Thank IdaDarcyMa
Reviewed 3 August 2018

They have more than 100 houses, mills, churches etc on show in a more than 87 acres forest territory. Some of the buildings should be renovated again but all in all you can easily spend hours to walk round and visit the old buildings. You...More

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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
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.
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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