Vītolnieki Fisherman’s Farmstead at the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum

The Vītolnieki complex of buildings at the open-air museum is a typical traditional fisherman’s farmstead of a coastal village. An age-old dwelling house with reed roof, secured with so-called tupeles and decorated with decorative so-called stāgu gaiļi stands among old trees.

  • "Vītolnieku" yard

The house has a veranda with glass panes and decorated door jambs. Old wooden furniture and household objects are displayed in the rooms. A barn, an outdoor kitchen, a bathhouse, a smithy, and a former pig shed which now houses an exhibition of various fishing and crafts tools are situated next to the house. A dugout boat, made from an oak, which is more than 1000 years old, is exhibited at the museum.

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  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
  • Guide service available
  • Souvenirs
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Information point
  • WC
  • WiFi Internet
Working Hours: 

Open from 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Mondays and Thursdays, opening hours: II –III: 10:00 – 18:00 V - VII: 10:00 – 18:00

Last updated: 03.09.2014