Vēveri Branch of the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum

The Vēveri branch of the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum was established in 1970. At the end of the 19th century there were 9 farmsteads in Vēveri and these served as the foundation for establishing the museum. The goal of the museum was to preserve samples of national construction in their typical landscape. Exhibits of weaver’s tools, home-made blankets and linen cloth are on display.

Visitors can also weave worsted wool into cloth on the loom. Typical Piebalga district carts, harnesses, ploughs, and harrows are exhibited in the cart-house. The complex of authentic farmers’ and craftsmen’s buildings, typical of the 19th century Piebalga rural landscape, is found in the vicinity of the Alauksta Lake.

Medicinal herbs and flowers grown in Piebalga can be seen in the front yard of "Lielvēveri". The recently restored Vēveri mill is also located in the territory. A specially developed path of butterfly orchids leads to Slieķu Lake, half a kilometre away. This is one of the rare places in Latvia where natural, unaltered nature can be found.

More information at www.tourism.cesis.lv

57.113300, 25.845800
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
  • Creative workshops
  • Guide service available
  • Slow food
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • WC
Last updated: 09.09.2014