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The memorial house – museum of sculptor Voldemars Jakobsons

The graduate of the Art Academy of Latvia, member of the Artists Union of Latvia, sculptor, teacher, sportsman and tourist Voldemars Jakobsons (1899 – 1974) spent most of his life in this house.

 On April 13th, 1976 the memorial house – museum of sculptor Voldemars Jakobsons was opened in “Galdini” in Bebri parish.The wooden building was initially (1870 - 1875) built as a shed for the Vecbebri Manor.  In 1905 the parents of the future artist move from Riga to Bebri and buy “Galdini”.“My shed – my paradise” were the words about "Galdini" of its owner.The visitors can se more than 50 sculptures, 100 drawings, graphic drawings and designs for decorations by Voldemars Jakobsons.

One thing all of his works have in common is the rustic monolith sense of nature and life.The exposition also has art and household objects owned by the Jakobson’s family, sculptor’s tools, a small library and a collection of shoes.The museum organizes exhibitions and meetings with both local and well known Latvian artists.2009. The museum was re-accredited on May 27th, 2009 based on the decision of the Museum Council.

 
56.724190, 25.491049
  • Languages spoken: 
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
Services: 
  • Exhibitions
  • Guide service available
  • Themed events
  • Workshops
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
Working Hours: 

Museum is opened from May 1st till October 1st:Tuesday 10:00 – 14:00; Wednesday 14:00 – 17:00; Thursday, Friday 10:00 – 17:00; Saturday 12:00 – 16:00; Monday and Sunday – closed

Last updated: 21.02.2013