To preserve evidence of a typical Zemgale farmer’s farmstead for generations to come in 1975 the collective farm ‘’Uzvara’’ started to develop an open-air museum. A dwelling house, a threshing barn, two granaries, a cattle-shed and a forge were taken to the territory of the museum and reconstructed. The furniture, the dishes, the clothing and the tools placed in the museum buildings reflect working and household conditions of farmers and country craftsmen in Zemgale in the first half of the 20th century.
Museum of Motorcars
The second part of the exhibition is devoted to machinery. In the 20th century motorcars and tractors replaced horses on the roads of Latvia. In the museum you can explore one of the biggest collections of agricultural tractors in Latvia, as well as a wide collection of motorcars, trucks and special automobiles. Some of the objects of exhibition are limited edition pieces. In the Museum of Motorcars you can take a look at more than 100 different items of machinery. The exposition of agricultural tractors is the biggest in the Baltics. You can see tractor brands such as Fordson, DT-20, MTZ-5 that were very popular in Latvia in the past, as well as the brands Case and John-Deere that were very rarely found in Latvia during the 1930ties.
The exposition of motorcars provides rare exhibits – car designs like Opel Kapitan and Opel Admiral Cabriolets that during the end of the 30ties were built in a very limited edition in small workshops. The oldest exhibit of the collection is an Albion A10 truck that was constructed in Great Britain in 1916 – this was the most popular truck in the Latvian Army during the 1920ties. The exposition consists of more than 40 different units representing the period from 1916 to 1994. Several of the samples were used by well-famous and influential people.
The complex also includes a restaurant and a new, modern hotel for 44 guests, with extra beds the capacity can be extended to 58 guests. Free parking and Wi-Fi is available.
For nature lovers there is an area for tents and a picnic place.
There is also a banquet hall, where it is possible to organize parties, seminars and presentations for up to 80 people, as well as a beautiful, harmonious place for marriage ceremonies and wedding celebrations under blue sky.
There is a boat rental available for guests, a sauna for up to 12 people with an outdoor terrace to the river bank and a barbecue area. There is also a playground and bikes for children.
More about the hotel and the restaurant here .
OpenMuseum working hours:
April - October
Monday - Sunday 10.00-18.00;
Monday - Sunday 10.00-17.00
PricePupils 2.00 euro, adults 4.00 euro, Guide 10.00 euro - 20.00 euro (per group), pre-school children - free entrance
The hotel is located 2km from Bauska city centre. 3 banquet halls, 2 equipped meeting / conference rooms, cafe, sauna, steam room, swimming pool.
Holiday house "Krāces" is located in a very picturesque place, next to the Musa river, only in a 15minute drive from Bauska and 150 metres far from the Recreation complex "Miķelis". Sauna, shower, WC, fireplace, small kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, etc, outdoor tub. 80 metres from river.