Cultural History Museum of Latgale

The Latgale Culture and History Museum was established in 1959 as a branch of the Ludza Region Research Museum. However, its origin can be traced back to the 1930s when the Latgale Central Museum was set up and was located in the current building of the museum until World War Two.

Latgales Kultūrvēstures muzeja ēka
  • Latgales Kultūrvēstures muzeja ēka
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
Muzeja vēstures ekspozīcija
  • Muzeja vēstures ekspozīcija
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
Muzeja ekspozīcija
  • Muzeja ekspozīcija
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
Muzeja ekspozīcija
  • Muzeja ekspozīcija
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
Muzeja izstāžu zāle
  • Muzeja izstāžu zāle
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
  • Nodarbības
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
  • Nodarbības
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko
Konferenču telpa
  • Konferenču telpa
  • Photo: Aleksandrs Bondarenko

After an interval of 15 years, the museum resumed its operation in the same building and it has since 1960 operated permanently as the Rēzekne Region Research Museum. In accordance with the nature and content of the collection, the Rēzekne Region Research Museum was renamed the Latgale Culture and History Museum (LKM) in 1990.

The museum’s reading-room has been open since 1989, where not only Latgalian literature is available, but literature in foreign languages, poetry and prose, historical and philosophical, religious and pedagogical and other literature is also available– in total, more than 28 000 publications. In 1996, Rēzekne municipality handed over a three-storied house to the museum next to the museum’s central building, where the LKM Exhibition House started operating.

The museum’s Exhibition House has annual average of 20 art and thematic exhibitions (painting, graphics, sculpture, applied arts of local and visiting artists, exhibitions from collections of Latvian museums, international exhibitions, the traditional “Rudens” [“Autumn”] exhibition of works of Latgale’s artists, etc.).

There is a permanent exposition of Latgale ceramics “Māla un uguns pārvērtību radīts brīnums” (“A Wonder Created from Clay and Fire”), the city history exposition “Rēzekne laikmetu griežos” (“Rēzekne over the Course of Time”), and a Latgale painting exposition at RMDV Art House (18 November iela 26, Rēzekne). Art exhibitions will be shown at the RMDV Art House and at the Conference Hall of the Rēzekne City Central Library (Atbrīvošanas aleja 81/5, Rēzekne).

56.507675, 27.332016
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Bank transfer
    • Cash
  • Creative workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Guide service available
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Souvenirs
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • WC
  • WiFi Internet
Working Hours: 

In summer (1 June – 31 August):

Wednesday through Friday 11:00 - 18:00, Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, Sunday 10:00 - 15:00.

Monday, Tuesday – closed

During the winter season (1 September - 31 May):

Tuesday through Friday 10:00 - 17:00. Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Last updated: 28.08.2014