The Latvians: An Interpretation. Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896

27.10.2016 - 17.12.2017

in short

The exhibit about the famous exhibit: “The Latvians: An Interpretation. Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896” is a reminder to us all about its significance and it brings front and center such topical matters as heritage and identity.
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Visitor entrance

National History Museum of Latvia
Brīvības bulvāris 32
LV 1050 Riga

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in detail

120 years ago the Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896 was held in Rīga. It became the first and largest representation of the Latvian nation and it's history, culture and achievements, in addition it was an explicit application of the Latvian nation to be located alongside other nations in terms of historical and language values, national culture achievements, economic efforts. The exhibition "The Latvians: An Interpretation. Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896" is held in order to inform the public and remind people of this important event and to updated the issues of national identity, culture and historical memory, which are significant also nowadays.
adults – 3.00 EUR
students, senior – 1,50 EUR
children – 0,75EUR
Family ticket (1-2 adults and 1-2 children) – 4.00 EUR

(1 hour):
Latvian – 8.00 EUR
English and Russian – 15.00 EUR
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Opening Times

10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
01:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Closed on public holidays: 1st January, Good Friday, Easter, 4th May, Ligo holidays (23 to 24th June), 18th November, Christmas Days (25th-26th December), 31st December. - The exhibition portal for Europe