Latvian Museum Directory

Krišjānis Barons Museum

3 Krišjāņa Barona St., flat 5, Riga, LV 1011

  •  67284265

Krišjānis Barons Museum

 

In 1919, distinguished Latvian folklorist Krišjānis Barons (1835–1923) moved to the apartment, which was located in the third building on the former Suvorova iela, and lived the last four years of his life with the family of his doctor son, University of Latvia Professor Kārlis Barons. Kārlis Barons is considered the founder of dentistry in Latvia.

The most authentic part of the Museum exposition is Krišjānis Barons’ room. Here one can also see the famous Dainu skapis [cabinet of folk songs] (a copy) which he created, which stores late 19th century handwritten records of Latvian folk songs and was in 2001 included in the UNESCO programme’s “Memory of the World Register”.

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

Adrese:

3 Krišjāņa Barona St., flat 5, Riga, LV 1011

Kontakti:
  •  67284265
www.memorialiemuzeji.lv
 
 
Museum is open: 11.00–18.00; We. 13.00–19.00; Mo. Tu. – closed
1st May – 31st August: 11.00–18.00; We. 11.00–19.00; Mo. Tu. – closed