Liepaja Museum

Liepāja, Latvia

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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Founded: 1924
Category: Museums in Latvia
Historical period: The Independent Republic (Latvia)


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Deimantė Ignatavičienė (10 months ago)
Historical beautiful place, but unfortunately something is not right with all visitors setup... first of all-in first floor exhibition we couldn't find any information in English, all in Latvian. We went with 2 kids 11 and 7 years old. I'm not sure if because of the kids, but there was always one staff person standing and following us in 50 cm distance. In other hall with interactive TV, myself was told off by staff to standing too close to TV. Unbelievable and very sad, knowing that we as family were behaving very well and kids are very interested in all countries past and history. So I highly not recommend to visit it with kids...
Jake Green (11 months ago)
Liepajas Museum - A Captivating Journey into History and Culture Liepajas Museum is an extraordinary gem nestled in the heart of the beautiful Latvian city of Liepaja. From the moment you step through its doors, you are transported on an enthralling journey through time, delving deep into the rich tapestry of history and culture that has shaped this remarkable region. In a mere few hours, Liepajas Museum manages to captivate, educate, and inspire visitors of all ages. The museum boasts an impressive collection spanning various eras, providing a comprehensive understanding of the city's past. From exhibits showcasing Liepaja's maritime heritage to its pivotal role during World War II, each display is thoughtfully curated, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the stories of the past. The attention to detail and the vast array of artifacts on display is truly commendable, offering a tangible connection to Liepaja's fascinating history. One of the museum's standout features is its interactive exhibits, which engage visitors in a unique and immersive manner. The use of modern technology seamlessly blends with traditional exhibits, creating an experience that is both educational and entertaining. Whether you're piloting a virtual ship or exploring a reconstructed historical setting, the interactive elements provide a hands-on approach that ensures visitors remain engrossed throughout their visit. The museum's commitment to inclusivity and accessibility is also worth noting. It offers multilingual displays and information, allowing visitors from all corners of the globe to fully appreciate the exhibits. Additionally, the staff members are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and readily available to answer any questions, ensuring that every visitor feels welcome and engaged. Liepajas Museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions, adding fresh perspectives and contemporary relevance to its already impressive collection. The rotating exhibits are carefully curated and reflect a commitment to showcasing the diverse cultural heritage of Liepaja and its surrounding regions. In conclusion, Liepajas Museum is a hidden gem that should not be missed when visiting the charming city of Liepaja. With its captivating exhibits, interactive displays, and welcoming atmosphere, it offers an exceptional experience for history enthusiasts, families, and curious travelers alike. Prepare to be transported through time and gain a profound appreciation for the rich heritage of this remarkable city.
Matiss Ranka (14 months ago)
Building itself is a marvel to visit. The overall experience was nice. The exibits are good and the collection they have is a treat. They have also exibitions. Particularly good was Raivis Zabis contemporary art colection exibition named "Ripple Effect", a real gem to visit in Liepāja while it is still on.
Rita Guz (14 months ago)
It is a cozy museum with a few different expositions. Visitors have a possibility to see many historical things, documents, ethnographic pieces and works of modern Latvian artists.
Evita Milan (14 months ago)
I love the history, yet the exhibition is small.
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