Ventspils Seaside Open-Air Museum

A branch of Ventspils Museum, the Seaside Open-Air Museum was founded in 1954 by order of the executive committee of the time (as the Ventspils Museum of Maritime Fishing).
Ventspils Seaside Open-Air Museum

It's sphere of activity encompasses the Kurzeme coast of the Baltic Sea. A 7-hectare plot of land was granted to the museum, and it opened to visitors on 3 June 1962. The first director, Andrejs Šulcs, made a great contribution to the establishment of the museum and the collection of exhibits. Part of the exhibition is located out of doors, and part is within an exhibition hall and gallery building opened on 5 June 1970, which also houses the museum collections. These include more than 20 000 items, reflecting all aspects of the life of Latvian and Liv fishermen and farmers. The largest of the museum's 600 exhibits is a windmill from Piņķi in Užava Parish, brought to the museum in the early 70s, while the smallest is a needle used to attach floats to a net. The greater part of the collection was brought together in the 60s and 70s. 

Muzejā apgūstamas šādas izglītojošas programmas:

"Maizes ceļš";  “Sviesta ķērne";  “Salmu lelles"; “Kā top krāsaina dzija?";  “Svari un mēri";  “Pazudis un atradies muzejā"

Adress: Riņķa iela 2, Ventspils, LV 3601
Working time
From 1. May till 31. October:  Monday - closed, Tuesday -  Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

From 1. november till 30. April visitors are only admitted by prior appointment.


Payment options
The price:

Adults - EUR 1.40 or EUR 1.00 + 40 venti
Children, students, pensioners - EUR 0.60 or EUR 0.30 + 30 venti
Family ticket (2 adults + 1-5 children) - EUR 2.80 or EUR 1.90 + 90 venti
Guide services, educational programs - EUR 11

Daily ticket to all museums:
Children, students, pensioners - EUR 1.80
Adults - EUR 3.60
Family ticket (2 adults + 1-5 children) - EUR 7,20 
Services and facilities
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  • Pieejams cilvēkiem ar kustību traucējumiem
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  • Tematiskie pasākumi
  • Kafejnīca
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