In 1998 the Salacgriva museum was established.
Currently the museum is situated at 2 Sila Street, a house was built on the foundations of the old society house.
Nowadays there are about 3000 items in the museum holdings arranged into five collections:
· photographs and postcards ( about 700 items),
· tools and equipments for fishing in the river and the sea,
· homemade textiles and household items,
· documents and printed matters,
· artwork of local artists.
The very first items in the collection of our museum were old photographs and postcards showing Salacgrīva and the life of its inhabitants. They document important changes in the development of Salacgrīva and show the views of the town and its streets even 100 years ago.
The museum is ready to form a new collection of immaterial cultural heritage. Filmed material about ancient fishing skills used only in Salacgriva region, interviews’ recordings, memory’ s stories of local inhabitants will be included there.
The museum has two exhibition halls. A visitor can enjoy a permanent exhibition in one of the halls while the other hall is used for art exhibitions.
From the summer of 2010 a new permanent exhibition about fishing history and traditions in the see and on the river Salaca has been opened. The particular accent is made on demonstrating of old method of lamprey catching in the Salaca.
Photo studio “Lielsalace”
Upon viewing all the exhibitions the visitors can try on hats, shawls and other historical accessories, so that they can take picture of themselves and their friends using an old Salacgrīva postcard as the background. Studio is changing and growing.
Please mind! You have to use your own camera.
A museum guide shows the process of making fabric, starting from wool processing and to the actual weaving on a loom. The visitors can try it themselves, getting on the loom and weaving some part of a rug.Adrese:
2 Sila Street, Salacgrīva, LV – 4033, LatviaKontakti:
The museum is open:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12.00 – 16.00
Saturday 10.00 – 14.00
In summertime from June 1st till September 30th:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 10.00 – 15.00
Giving us a timely call on the number 4071981 you can arrange for a visit at some other time.
Entrance fee to the museum
Schoolchildren and retired persons – Ls 0.20
Adults – Ls 0.40
Schoolchildren and retired persons, guided tour – Ls 0.30 (per person)
Adults, guided tour – Ls 0.50 (per person)
Preschool children, museum employees, handicapped and the retired from the local municipality – free entrance.