The wooden house at Vecpilsētas Street 14 - an architectural monument of national significance - is one of the oldest and most valuable wooden residential houses in Jelgava (dated at the end of the 18th century), which has survived to the present day.

Work on the exhibition is still ongoing. At the moment, visitors can see the renovated premises and learn more about the restoration process.

The construction of Vecpilsētas Street began in the 18th century and lasted until the beginning of the 20th century. The density of ancient buildings and the expressiveness of architectural, artistic and historical elements have been preserved here. From the 15th century to the present-day Jelgava is the largest and most important city of Zemgale's cultural and ethnographic region. As a result of World War II, in the summer of 1944, the city's buildings were almost destroyed. The buildings of Vecpilsētas Street are among the few in Jelgava that were not destroyed.

The house at Vecpilsētas Street 14 is being developed as a public tourism object with an exploratory and educational offer about the wooden architecture of Jelgava, Vecpilsētas Street, the uniqueness of the house and its restoration processes. Innovative and interactive solutions will be used to create the exposition. Three restoration workshops are being set up in the adjacent stone building to restore textiles, metal objects and ceramics.


Vecpilsētas iela 14, Jelgava
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Vecpilsētas iela 14, Jelgava

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