The ground floor of the Museum houses an exhibition dealing with the topic of war; an exhibition of household and crafts objects, as well as a playground for children is found on the first floor. Objects to inspect − a model of More battle, the weapons found on the battle field, a tank and other historical testimonies, a jeweller’s workshop, objects characterising the history of the parish.
- Address:Turaidas iela 11, Jūrmala, Dzintari, LV-2015
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The exhibition is open in summer: May – October
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00-19:00
It was expanded and improved up until 1914. In 2007 – 2008 the buildings of the ensemble and the interiors were restored, the lay-out and the greenery of the 19th century was restored.
The current owner of the building is the University of Latvia. A tour through the restored property of the building contractor gives information on the history of the summer house, and the talent and the heritage of its owner. Conferences, seminars for small groups, social events or receptions can be held here.
There are playgrounds for children of various ages, paths to enjoy rollerblading and walks, a skate-park, street-ball fields, cafés, parking sites, toilets. The park is open all year round.
The concert hall was built in 1936. Famous Latvian artists and international stars such as José Carreras, M. Caballe, Y. Obraztsova, F. Chaliapin, L. Sobinov, F. Stravinsky, I. Glazunov, piano players G. Ginzburg, H. Neuhaus, S. Richter, violinists I. Bezrodny, L.Kogan, D.Oistrakh, as well as R. Pauls, I. Galante, P. Kaas C. Dulpher, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Bremen Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltika have also performed here.
In 2004 – 2006 the Dzintari concert hall was reconstructed, at this time the park surrounding Dzintari concert hall was enlarged and landscaped, the stage and the auditorium were reconstructed and the amenities of the territory were improved.
Annual festivals of jazz and classical music, the international humour festival “Jūrmala 2009”, the show of the club for merry and witty ones"Singing KiViNs", the magnificent festival of ballet stars “Ballet Stars in Jūrmala”, the young performers’ contest “The New Wave” and the international festival of classical music “Summertime” have become traditional.
Every season the audience can enjoy approximately 100 concerts! The concert program is created to suit all tastes and all age groups, representing all genres – from folklore and classical music to rock and pop.
“Sun Boats”, the sails of which are formed of a fine spray that reflects a rainbow, stimulates calm meditation in the city centre. It is fascinating to visit the port together with the “Ship Watcher”, its stone “head” decorated with tousled “hair” – water spurts.
“Mill Stones” at Dzirnavu Square 5, with 33 effluent water spurts, is not only a unique artistic environment object, but is also evidence of the former role of this square, where mills were once located.
The fountains that please observers at the Vidumgrāvis and Reņķa garden ponds go up as high as 7 metres. And the water flowing among the bright giant drops at Ventspils High School reminds of lazy students’ tears.
During the period of 1849 to 1851, one of the most famous Neo-Latvians and outstanding specialists in folklore, Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923), studied in this building, where a district school was located in those days. There is a special memorial plaque commemorating Barons made by sculptor Gļebs Panteļejevs and unveiled at the House of Crafts.
The House of Crafts is a place where weavers and potters work and show their skills to those who are interested in learning. There is also an exhibition hall in the House of Crafts where one can see exhibitions of craftsmen and where seminars and other events are organised. Works of craftsmen and souvenirs can be bought at the souvenir shop.
As a district school was once located in the building of the House of Crafts, visitors are offered the opportunity to see a study class arranged in the 19th century style. By registering in advance, you can also participate in a class conducted in the traditions of that time.
The islands almost divide the lake into three parts, one of which is occupied by the Moricsala Reserve, which is rich in flora and fauna. Moricsala is inhabited, similarly to Viskūžu Island. Despite its depth, it has many shallow places. The shores of the lake are mainly sandy. There are forests, recreation centres and campsites in the area.
Thetypesof fish living in the lake include pike, carp, bream and perch. Usma Lake is fed by ten rivers – Tīrukšupe, Godele, Melncelma, Meķupe, Sērža, Ostupe, Baņģava, Struncene, Riekte and Kāņupe. There is a nature reserve not far from the lake. The area of the reserve is 3469.2 ha.
Since 2008, the maintenance and improvement works at the waterfall and its surrounding area have been performed by SIA Abavas Rumba. Up to that period, state and municipal institutions had not been too responsive in covering or perform maintenance and improvement works at the waterfall and its surroundings. However, now a small fee is collected from area visitors for performing the aforesaid works.
There has been a popular tourist camp at the waterfall for decades; this place is chosen as a venue for open-air parties and many other events. In summer, you will often see camps of water-recreation tourists, various school events or just families enjoying themselves at Abavas Rumba.
The mill resumed its operation for the second time under management of the Kambali family in 1992. Two years later, they started grinding fine flour and making farina and, in 1996m made pearl barley and grits. The mill is no longer used for processing large amounts of grain, but its masters always gladly demonstrate how different grindings appear from milling grains.
During an excursion at the mill, visitors can see the flour grinding process and then try pancakes made of freshly ground flour at the Cope Café, which is right across the road. Long ago, when the mill was first built, the millpond of Rideļi also appeared.
There are recreation places set up around the mill for fishermen and for organising small events . If you like the location, you can arrange a picnic here any time or rent a boat.