Latvian Museum Directory

Jānis Akuraters Museum

6a Ojāra Vācieša St., Riga, LV 1004

  •  67619934

Jānis Akuraters Museum


In 1933, Latvian poet Jānis Akuraters’ (1876–1937) family built a wooden house to the design of architect V. Vitands in Torņakalns, in Pārdaugava.

The interior and the atmosphere of the house tells of the early to mid 20th century lifestyle of a creative personality. It is a house, the arrangement and atmosphere of which, introduces one to the rhythm of the day and festive mood of the arts intelligentsia of the 1930’s. In the house, the interior planning in the functionalism style cohabits with mid 19th century Biedermeier style furniture, and authentic items blend in well with replicas made in the 1920’s–1930’s. The poet’s art collection can be seen here – the work of outstanding Latvian artists: N. Strunke’s sketches of Italian villages, O. Saldavs’ paintings of Vecrīga, and O. Kalējs’ landscapes of Latgale and the highlands etc.

Since 1 October, 2009, the museum is incorporated in the Association of Memorial Museums.

Adrese:

6a Ojāra Vācieša St., Riga, LV 1004

Kontakti:
  •  67619934
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Museum is open: 11.00–18.00; Su. Mo. – closed
1st May – 31st August: 11.00–18.00; We. 12.00–19.00; Su. Mo. – closed