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The Ethographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia

The decision on the establishment of the Open-Air Museum Education Ministry Monuments  Board accepted in 1924. In 1932 visitors opened the first open-air exhibition in the Baltics  – Vidzemes farmstead. Today 118 folk architecture objects are exhibited in the territory of 87.66ha  on the coast of Jugla lake in Riga. The museum collects documents and preserves the objects of folk building monuments of Latvian historical and ethnographical regions – Kurzeme,  Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale, along with evidence of the way of life and culture of the rural   population, characteristic to the period from the 17th century until 30-ies of the 20th century.  The museum researches, exhibits as a whole and promotes the monuments of traditional life,  as well as educates and informs the society about the cultural heritage, work and daily life  traditions and aesthetics of folks who have lived in the territory of Latvia.

National Token is available for purchase: 
The Ethographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia 
Brīvdabas iela 21, Riga, Latvia 
Phone: (+371) 67994515, (+371) 67994106
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