EXHIBITIONS

OUR STORIES, NO ONE ELSE’S

The historic 20th century events in Tukums and the human fates in a Latvian, Baltic and European context in six thematic parts.

EXHIBITIONS

THE GATE FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE

An environmental object by architect Līga Saulespurena and artist Andis Niedre showing the way to the History Museum.

EXHIBITIONS

BIRCH BARK LETTERS

This interactive exposition focuses on the birch bark letters that serve as historical testimony to life in Siberia.

EXHIBITIONS

FOR VISITORS

WORKING HOURS
Summer season 
(20 April - 20 October)

  • MONDAY CLOSED
  • TUESDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • WEDNESDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • THURSDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • FRIDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • SATURDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • SUNDAY 11:00 - 16:00

Winter season
(21 October - 19 April)

  • MONDAY CLOSED
  • TUESDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • WEDNESDAY10.00 - 17.00
  • THURSDAY 10.00 - 17.00
  • FRIDAY 10.00 - 17.00
  • SATURDAY 11.00 - 16.00
  • SUNDAY 11.00 - 16.00
ADMISSION FEE
Pupils and students
(with the respective ID)
Free
Adults EUR 1,50
Pensioners and disabled people EUR 1,00
Disabled people from Tukums Municipality Free
GUIDE SERVICES
In Latvian 
(up to 20 people/hour):
EUR 16,00
In a foreign language 
(up to 20 people/hour):
EUR 22,00
Outside the museum
(up to 20 people/hour):
EUR 20,00
Tour
(up to 20 people/hour):
EUR 24.00

The museum is closed on national holidays: 1 January, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, summer solstice (23–24 June), Christmas (24–26 December) and 31 December, except during special events.

FREE ADMISSION
Free admission to exhibitions
  • Pre-school children

  • Pupils of special schools, boarding schools and orphanages in Tukums Municipality (with the respective ID or note)

  • Disabled people living in Tukums Municipality and companions of people with a group I disability (with the respective ID)

  • Employees of Latvian museums (with the respective ID)

  • Members of the International Council of Museums (with the respective ID)

  • Members of the Tukums Group of Artists (at the Museum of Art with the respective ID)

  • Members of the Artists’ Union of Latvia (at the Museum of Art with the respective ID)

  • Exhibition authors, participants and family members thereof (with an invitation)

  • Invited people (with an invitation)

  • Holders of the Tukums Museum’s Honorary Card (with the respective card)

  • Members of the friend groups of all Tukums Museum’s units (with the respective ID)

  • Employees of Tukums Museum and family members thereof

  • Persons accompanying pupil groups (no more than two)

  • Guides accompanying tourist groups of more than 20 people

Free admission to events
  • Pre-school children

  • Pupils of boarding schools, orphans and children without parental care living in Tukums Municipality (with the respective ID)

  • Disabled people and companions of people with a group I disability (with the respective ID)

  • Event authors, participants and family members thereof (with an invitation)

  • Invited people (with an invitation)

  • Holders of the Tukums Museum’s Honorary Card (with the respective card)

  • People with permits from the museum’s administration/director (with the respective application with resolution)

  • Members of the friend groups of all Tukums Museum’s units (with the respective ID)

ABOUT TUKUMS HISTORY MUSEUM “CASTLE TOWER”

ABOUT TUKUMS HISTORY MUSEUM “CASTLE TOWER”

Tukums History Museum is located in the town’s oldest stone building, which is known as the Castle Tower and is part of the Livonian Order castle, which was repeatedly destroyed and restored. The tower used to serve as a prison and for storage, but since 1995 it has housed the museum dedicated to the history of the town and its citizens.

The museum’s exposition “Our Stories, No One Else’s” focuses on the fate of locals in the context of the 20th century political events. Whereas, the virtual exposition shows the birch bark letters written in Siberia, which are included in the Latvian National Register of UNESCO’s Memory of the World programme.

Exhibitions and educational programmes deal with the town’s history and its modern-day processes. Depending on the topic, exhibitions are created by different groups of citizens (firefighters, car racers, medical workers, pupils, etc.). The resulting interactive exhibitions are usually opened during the town’s biggest celebration in July.