The Latvian Ethnographic Museum (Latvijas Etnogrāfiskais brīvdabas muzejs in Latvian) is an open-air museum located on the banks of the Jugla lake, a few km east of Riga. The museum was set up at the beginning of the 20th century and contains 118 historical buildings from all four of Latvia’s provinces – Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale, all originally built in Latvia. In some of the buildings museum staff in traditional clothes perform daily activities of Latvians of the past centuries. The simplest way to reach the museum is by car or taxi.

01 Dwelling house 02 Dwelling house 03 Granary for grain and textiles 04 Horseshoe-shaped cattle yard
05 Dwelling house 06 Jugla lake 07 Jugla lake 08 Harbour warehouse
09 Harbour warehouse 10 Latvian wooden house 11 Wedding couple 12 Latvian wooden house 13 Latvian wooden house
14 Orthodox church 15 Orthodox church 16 Dutch windmill 17 Forest trail 18 Farm-labourers outbuilding
19 Farm-labourers outbuilding
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