Latvian Museum Directory

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

Main entrance: Brīvdabas iela 21, Rīga LV-1024

  • phone:   67994515

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia is one of the eldest outdoor museums in Europe. It was founded in Riga in 1924. It’s situated in the coasts of Juglas lake and occupies 87, 66 he (215 acres) territory of pine tree forest. Here you can visit 118 ancient buildings from all historical regions of Latvia dated from 17th century to 1930.

Open-air museum is a monument of Latvian architecture and lifestyle. Museum is a place where Latvian craft workers works, Latvian traditional festivals are held and exhibitions of traditional art are deployed.

To furnish the buildings more than 4000 ethnographical items have been used. The collection altogether consists of 150 000 items.

Entrance fee:

Summer season (1st of May- 30th of September)

4EUR adults

2.50EUR seniors

2.00EUR students

1.40EUR pupils


Autumn- winter season (1st of October – 30th of April)

2EUR adults

1.40EUR seniors, students

0.70EUR pupils

How to get here:

By buss

Nr.1, 821-826.,19., 28., 29 till stop „Brīvdabas muzejs”

By tram

Nr.6, Nr.3 Till stop „Jugla” + ~1,5km walk


Main entrance: Brīvdabas iela 21, Rīga LV-1024

  • phone:   67994515

phone:   67994510

phone:   fax 67994178

Business hours

Mon- Sun 10.oo-17.oo