EXHIBITIONS

VISITING PUŠKAITIS

This exhibition is dedicated to A. Lerhis-Puškaitis and his pupils.

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
  • FRIDAY10:00 - 17:00
  • SATURDAY10:00 - 17:00
  • SUNDAY 11:00 - 16:00

Winter season
(21 October - 19 April)

  • MONDAY CLOSED
  • TUESDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • WEDNESDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • THURSDAY 10:00 - 17:00
  • FRIDAY10:00 - 17:00
  • SATURDAY11:00 - 16:00
  • SUNDAY 11:00 - 16:00
ADMISSION FEE
Pupils and students
(with the respective ID)
EUR 1,50
Adults EUR 2,50
Pensioners and disabled people EUR 1,50
Disabled people from Tukums Municipality Free
Family ticket (1 - 2 adults and 2 or more children under the age of 18) EUR 5,00
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 DŽŪKSTE FAIRY TALE MUSEUM

ABOUT DŽŪKSTE FAIRY TALE MUSEUM

Džūkste Fairy Tale Museum is located in the building of the former Lancenieku School, which was the residence and workplace of the teacher, writer, fairy tale and legend collector, scholar, gardener and public worker Ansis Lerhis-Puškaitis (1859–1903).

The topics of the museum’s exhibitions are rooted in legends and fairy tales, including the ones collected and written by A. Lerhis-Puškaitis. Just like this remarkable teacher used oral folklore to stimulate the imaginative and thinking capacities of his students, the museum also gives its visitors a chance to not only view the objects exhibited at the museum, but also listen to Džūkste fairy tales and tell their own, watch animation films or puppet theatre plays and participate in them.

Visitors are welcome to listen to Džūkste fairy tales and tell their own, participate in puppet theatre plays and celebrate children’s birthdays. The younger visitors will have a chance to go on a journey with Tom Thumb and Bigeater, where they will search for treasure and trick robbers. Booked excursions are guided by one of the museum’s fairy tale characters.