The museum was formed in January, 1947. It is the only museum in our district that collects, completes and popularizes materials of history of country and town concerning archaeology, art, and ethnography.
Since 1989 the scientific workers of museum are busy preparing monographs and publications relating to the history of civilization concerning Latvia, Courland dukedom, Bauska town and region. The essays include archive records piled up during long time of museum activities, and the results of scientific research expeditions. The standpoints of previous publications are analysed and discussed, the materials are summarized.The collection consists of 59 thousands of various funds units. They are divided into smaller collections: printed matter, documents, textile, photos and negatives, furniture, craftsmen tools and product, lighting fixtures, pieces of art, earthenware, numismatics, orders, badges etc.
THE STUDIO OF APPLIED ARTS “BAUSKA”
Developed from a fancy-work hobby-group by the museum since 1957. Now it works as a department of museum that investigates, compiles and popularizes traditions of national handicraft. The masters in weaving may give advice in making and supplying national costume of Zemgale. You can order a product you like.In the weavers’ workshop you can see the manner of making fabrics – modern or traditional. It is an interesting place to acquaint with cloths and national costumes made in loom. It will give you an idea of ethnography of Zemgale so colourful.You may flex your muscles in the ancient craft. We offer you an individual training.Exhibitions of the participants’ works are regularly organized. You may see a farmer’s room of the 19th c. in the exposition hall.
EXPOSITIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
"Bauska in times and people in Bauska, in the 20th century" – a new exposition is completed and opened for visitors since May 16, 2009. It creates associations with a historic turn in ancient Bauska through a century. So every walker in Bauska old town, visiting the museum in the centre of it, may see stores, shops, photographer’s studio, hair stylist’s of decades far past; also have a look into a town-dweller’s lodgings, etc. You may take this historic walk alone, or in family circle, or a group of relatives, friends or acquaintances. You may engage a companion for extra pay as well – a suitably dressed tour guide through the museum. He will narrate memories and olden day stories about our town on three rivers banks. You may have an attractive experience for extra pay – meeting with a street musician or historical characters, common singing, tea-drinking, reading ancient cookery-books. And other activities of the town during the 20th century (see chapter “PARTICULAR OFFER”).
Exhibition "It’s Time to Play"
Toys being an indispensable part of the person’s childhood are exhibited in order to tell a story about the most favourite children’s toys in the 20th century. ”It`s Time to Play” contains aristocratic nicely dressed saloon dolls from the beginning of the 20th century. All kinds of smaller and larger dolls are made of different materials, including the recently popular Barbie dolls. Small wooden houses with miniature interiors and household objects are exhibited as well. Regarding the boys’ play-world a collection of cars, planes, ships, constructors, plastic soldiers and many other things tell a lot about.
Art exhibitions are changed every month in the museum.
Kalna iela 6, bauska LV 3901Kontakti:
Tuesday till Sunday – open:
May – October:
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m .- 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
November - April:
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – the day off
Adults – LVL 0.70
Pupils, students –LVL 0.50
A family ticket for one exhibition – LVL 1.00
Entrance ticket into museum:
Adults – 1.50 LVL
Pupils, students – LVL 0.70
A family ticket into museum - LVL 2.50
SERVICE CHARGES OFFERED
Excursion guide in the museum and around the town
Thematic and cognitive lectures
Room leasing for conferences, activities, family parties
Hire of exhibits
Making photo copies
FREE OF CHARGE