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18.01.2018. 5:30

Latgale Culture and History Museum

Photo by A.Bondarenko

Latgale Culture and History Museum is founded in 1959 as a branch of Ludza Local History Museum and it is located in a building that was a place for Central Latgale Museum until the World War II.

In 1961 the museum started to work independently as Rēzekne Local History Museum. Soon after, it opened its own first exposition.

In 1990 Rēzekne Local History Museum was renamed as Latgale Culture and History Museum according to the nature of stock collections and contents of work.

In 1996 Rēzekne City municipality assigned the three-storied building to the museum that was located next to the central museum building. This new building became an Exhibition House of the museum.

Museum activities:

  • Approximately 20 arts and thematic exhibitions a year (painting, graphics, sculpture, applied arts of local and guest artists, exhibitions that are made using materials from Latvia museums’ stocks, international exhibitions, traditional exhibition of Latgale artists’ works “Fall”);
  • Family Day  - every first Saturday of the month;
  • Thematic and literary musical events retracing past events and anniversaries of Latvia and Latgale, celebrating jubilees of very well known people, book opening celebration, etc.;
  • Annual events of Museum Night and International Museum Day;
  • Service of Museum library for museum visitors.

Educational Programs
Adventure of clay clump, Story of worsted, Joint work in Latgale farmstead , How bread is made?, All about milk, Ancient plays and games, Our own ABC book, 1991 – time of barricades, Latvia’s children in deportation, Latvian freedom fights, For the first time in exhibition, Human child.

The museum offers thematic excursions – to visit the museum expositions, to listen to the lections or to watch the video films. For the groups with their transport the sightseeing is offered around the city (apply in advance at 64622464 or 64622778).

Address: Atbrīvošanas aleja 102, Rezekne, LV 4601.
Phone: 64622464, 64622778, facsimile 64622778.
E-mail address: latgmuzejs@tvnet.lv, muzejs@rezekne.lv
Museum is open:
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 10.00-17.00;
On Saturdays – 10.00-16.00;
On Sundays, Mondays – closed
In summer
On Wednesdays, Fridays – 11.00 – 19.00
On Thursdays – 11.00 – 18.00
Saturdays – 10.00 – 16.00
Sundays – 10.00 – 15.00
On Mondays, Tuesdays – closed.

© 2018 Rēzekne City Council | Last changes: 22.02.2017