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Address: Riņķa iela 2, Ventspils 

Telefonnummer:+371 63624467


Facebook: Ventspilsmuzejs

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Boat House

High-quality architectural boat house designed to host an exhibition of a wide range of fishing equipment of the museum, including 21 fishing boats and items related to fishing, thus allowing for an insight into the daily life of fishermen and the course of development of fishing industry in North Kurzeme.

A unique exposition is built in the museum area for Latvian open-air museums – an architectonically high-quality boathouse with a wide range of fishery devices from the museum. The image of the boathouse excellently fits into the museum's existing landscape.

Each boat has its own individual story, for example, the so-called Oskars’s boat that “was filmed” in the 1939 version of “The Fishman’s Son” or a fishing boat “Aira” – one of those that delivered refugees from the shores of North Kurzeme to Sweden at the end of World War II. 

On 11 March 2022, the Boathouse won the Latvian Construction Year Award 2021 in the category “WOODEN STRUCTURE”.


Opening hours

/01.07.- 31.08./

08:00- 19:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

10:00- 18:00 (6)

10:00- 16:00 (7)

/01.09.- 30.06./

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5) 

10:00-16:00 (6,7)

10:00- 15:00  (National holidays)



Address: 6 Darzu iela, Ventspils, LV 3601
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226

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