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The Museum of Salacgrīva

NEWS!  

Salacgriva museum was founded in 1998 and it is the centre of local history for locals, tourists and historians. The museum collects and analyses historical information on fishing and fishermen of the seacoast of North Vidzeme and Lower Salaca river, the ancient lamprey fishing with weirs, on the history of Svētciems and Vecsalaca manors (Salacgriva has formed on the former lands of these manors), economical and political life of the area, nearby schools, churches and congregations, and, last, but not least - locals who have become well known in Latvia and the world in the fields of pedagogy, science, culture and arts, entrepreneurship and politics. 

 

Exhibitions and expositions

The permanent exhibition Zutiņš murdā (Lamprey in the fish pot) is a story on the history and traditions of lamprey fishing on Vidzeme coast, on the method of lamprey fishing with weirs, when a dam of tacis is built across the river and the lamprey is caught not with a fish pot, but puņģis. This ancient type of lamprey fishing can nowadays be found only here, in Salacgriva district, on Salaca and Svētupe rivers. This is a story on the main emphasis on 3 most valuable fish species in Salaca river and the sea - lamprey, salmon and eels. 

 

The museum also offers :

  • Seeing a movie No eglēm līdz nēģiem (20 min) (From spruce to lamprey) and gaining a notion on lamprey fishing in Salaca river;

  • Fixing an old photograph - to assemble a puzzle on lamprey and lamprey fishing; 

  • Build it yourself - buiding a lamprey fishing dam or tacis

  • Weave a line in a rag carpet;

  • Take a picture in the retro photo saloon of the museum (NB Bring your own camera!);

  • Hear the story of the guide, join the discussion and conversation during the museum visit!

 

 

Entrance fee

Pre-school children

Free

Local seniors

Free 

Disabled

Free

Employees of other museums

Free

Pupils, students and seniors

0,60 EUR

Adults

1,00 EUR

 

To visit the museum outside the working hours, please call +37164071981

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Contacts
Address: Sila 2, Salacgrīva
Phone number: +371 64 071 981
Email: muzejs@salacgriva.lv
Homepage: http://www.muzeji.lv/lv/museums/salacgriva-museum/

Mon -
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Sun -