Open Air Museum Ausekļi Mill

The Ausekļi Mill Museum gives an opportunity to watch, and to try out one skill in diverse farm-work.

  • Photo: Bauskas TIC

Each autumn and spring, the museum holds harvest and sowing festivals, offering activities for everyone who wishes to join in or watch:

  • Grinding grain by a hand mill,
  • Threshing corn with horse drawn and steam-powered machines,
  • Ploughing with ancient ploughs,
  • Crafts – basketry, carving wood, metalwork, making brooms, weaving, spinning, knitting, rope making, making roofing shakes, etc.,
  • Housework – churning butter, laundering, pounding laundry with a bat on a battling block, making sauerkraut, etc.  

Beside these events, visitor groups can apply for activities in advance!

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  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Bank transfer
    • Cash
  • Creative workshops
  • Guide service available
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • Smoker-friendly
  • WC
Working Hours: 

1 May - 31 October  Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 1 November – 31 March – by prior arrangement!

Last updated: 08.09.2014