Balvi Regional Museum

Balvi Museum of History and Art was established on 1 January 1989. In 1996 Balvi Town Council took Balvi Museum of History and Art under its supervision and its title changed to Balvi Regional Museum.

  • Balvi Regional Museum
  • Photo: Balvi District TIC
  • Balvi Regional Museum
  • Photo: Balvi District TIC
  • Balvi Regional Museum
  • Photo: Balvi District TIC

Other premises were provided to the museum, i.e., the former day-care centre at Brīvības Street 48, which had to be acquired and adjust to the needs of the museum. In the beginning everything was accumulated and summarized for preservation and maintenance.

In 2000 the directions of completing the museum stock were determined and now the museum stock has approx. 23 thousand exhibits. The collections of photo materials, print works and philately are the largest.

The museum offers museum educational programmes and excursions around town. Art and other different exhibitions are displayed at the exhibition hall on regular basis. Two exhibitions have been organized: The first exhibition History Pages of Balvi Region (“Balvu novada vēstures lappuses”) (the exhibition has maintained its name for the entire time, but the pages are updated every year on the basis of new studies) was opened on 18 May 1994, and the second exhibition Memorial Room of Jānis Ūdris (“Jāņa Ūdra piemiņas istaba”) was opened in 2003.

57.130878, 27.257179
  • Languages spoken: 
    • Latvian
  • Guide service available
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • WC
Last updated: 28.08.2014