Jānis Akuraters Museum

Address: 6a Ojāra Vācieša St., Riga, LV 1004

Phone: +371 67619934

E-mail: akuraters@memorialiemuzeji.lv

Museum is open: 11.00–18.00; Su. Mo. – closed

In 1933, poet Jānis Akuraters and his (1876–1937) family built a wooden house designed by architect V. Vitands in Torņakalns, Pārdaugava.

The interior and the atmosphere of the house tells of the early to mid 20th century lifestyle of a creative personality. It is a house, the arrangement and atmosphere of which, introduces one to the rhythm of the day and festive mood of the arts intelligentsia of the 1930’s. In the house, the interior planning in the functionalism style cohabits with mid 19th century Biedermeier style furniture, and authentic items blend in well with replicas made in the 1920’s–1930’s. The poet’s art collection can be seen here – the work of outstanding Latvian artists: N. Strunke’s sketches of Italian villages, O. Saldavs’ paintings of Vecrīga, and O. Kalējs’ landscapes of Latgale and the highlands etc.