We, the owners of Rožmalas, are farmers at heart and want to show our visitors how agriculture has developed over the centuries, from ancient times up to modern day technology. We have created a wonderful exhibition in the Ribbes windmill – ‘The Path of the Grain’. We appreciate the heritage our ancestors left us – the Ribbes windmill– which is not just ours but a part of the community and a source of pride for the region, helping to revive the landscape of the Bauska region.
The design of the windmill with its equipment and details have been developed and tested over centuries. This complex building is a monument to our ancestors heritage and work ethic.
Historical Costumes Exhibition
Starting from July 1, 2018, visitors are welcome to the historical exhibition of costumes on the side of Brunava, in a renovated building on the Lithuanian border, which is named "Mazā muiža". The exposition will contain copies of historical costumes created in a time period of 10 years. The authors are enthusiasts of history, united in the "Studio of historical reconstructions "Rococo ".
The open-air museum has a Latvian farmstead with a collection of ancient tools.
On the restaurated watermill`s first floor there is a banquet hall.
For relaxation Ausekļu Watermill offers countryside sauna and accommodation spaces.
The story of the black pot
Learn about the process of making ceramics, visit the workshop and the oven, see a presentation on making ceramics, cutting and baking. Ceramics from the exhibition are available for sale.
Guided tour around the ceramic studio and demonstration of ceramic processes. It is possible to do a creative workshop and make something for yourself. Allow at least 2 weeks to get it fired. Custom made workshops suited for your wishes.
Please phone in advance to book your visit!
Programs in Bauska Castle
Thematic tour "Dance lesson at Court" (with teaching Renaissance dances)
Thematic tour "Dressing culture in Duchy of Courland" (with demonstrating of Renaissance costume)
Museum educational programme "Court culture: end of the 16th century till first half of the 17th century"
Bauska Museum programs
"Adventure in the 20th century Bauska"
"Time to play"
Weighs and measures in Bauska
Find out your weight (in pounds and poods) and height (cubits and feet) at the Kurzeme Semigallia 17th century used mayors! Visitors are issued by a certificate.
Receiving guests in Rococo style
Receiving guests in Rococo style – theatricalised excursions in Rundale Palace "The Charm of the Chivalrous Century" with reconstructed scenes from the court life in the Palace (excursion around the palace, dancing the minuet, demonstrating the “Language of a Fan”). Special offers for newlyweds, anniversaries, pupils and children, as well as groups.
Interactive programme in Mežotne hillfort
Semigallian Culture Society “UPMALE” in Mezotne Hillfort offer a story about the history of Semigallians, a story about the clothes and jewellery of Semigallians (10th - 12th centuries), demonstrations on the forging of jewellery, shooting with an arbalest, folk games, musical folk shows with folk music (bagpipes, drums, reeds, kokles and other), folk dances and games, annual increment celebrations, Latvian rituals of weddings and christenings, war songs.