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“Miķelis”, Gailīšu Civil Parish, Uzvara, Bauska District, LV-3931

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The museum is set up in a Latvian farm dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The farm complex includes a residential house, two granaries, a cattle barn and a threshing barn. Household objects such as tableware, furniture and clothing illustrate domestic life and culture typical for rural areas of Latvia. Meanwhile, the smithy and the woodworking workshop introduce visitors to ancient crafts. In addition, the museum displays one of Latvia’s largest collections of agricultural machinery.


 

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Monday 11:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 11:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 21:00
Thursday 11:00 – 21:00
Friday 11:00 – 21:00
Saturday 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday 11:00 – 21:00


Admission fee

Adult 4.00 EUR
Pupil 2.00 EUR
Senior 2.00 EUR
Family 6.00 / 8.00 EUR

 

Free Entrance

Children aged 7 or younger


At the turn of the 20th century and well into the 1950s Latvia was a highly agrarian country – the majority of the population lived in rural areas and supported themselves through farming. Peasant life and work were generally confined to a specific area – the farm. For centuries, an individual farm was the bedrock of traditional Latvian lifestyle and values.

 

To preserve for future generations historical evidence about a typical Semigallian peasant farm, in 1975, collective farm (kolkhoz) “Uzvara” started building an open-air museum. A residential house, a threshing barn, two granaries, a cattle barn and a smithy were transported to the museum site or built from scratch. The furniture, tableware, clothing and tools placed in the buildings illustrate the living and working conditions of Semigallian peasants and rural artisans during the first half of the 20th century.

 

The second most important part of the display covers machinery, especially agricultural equipment such as tractors, different land processing machines, threshers, lorries and passenger vehicles.


 

Vintage Car and Farming Museum “Miķelis”


“Miķelis”, Gailīšu Civil Parish, Uzvara, Bauska District, LV-3931

private museum

member

Offer and services

  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for families with children
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. outdoor activities
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. rental of premises

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