Liepāja Museum is the largest museum in the historical region of Courland, Latvia and possesses more than 100,000 articles, but in the halls of the museum you can see 1,500 exhibits. Permanent displays tell of Liepāja’s history, starting from its early days and of the ethnography of South Kurzeme. They feature a special collection of tin ware and an exhibition telling about the life and works of the wood carver Miķelis Pankoks. The Museum also regularly hosts various local, national and international art exhibitions.



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Andis Mucenieks (2 years ago)
It's good to know local history.
Юра Волошин (2 years ago)
Really interesting museum full of interactive tools which could be interesting for kids. In the museum a lot of old cultural clothes and things from that region
Denis Tarasov (2 years ago)
Very good historical museum, and unpaid. Also very interesting exposition of Mikelis Pankoks.
Diana Lamsodienė (2 years ago)
Fantastic Museums Night. Thanks
Frederico Pinto (2 years ago)
Great museum. Anybody wanting to know about the region and history should take a look. Really great.
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