Address: 5/7 J. Pliekšāna St., Majori, Jūrmala, LV 2015
Phone: +371 67764295
Museum is open: 10.00–17.00; Su. Mo. – closed
The Rainis and Aspazija Summer Cottage is a Museum, which is devoted to two famous Latvian poets. The cottage in Majori was purchased by Rainis in the autumn of 1926. It was the workplace as well as the summer holiday place for the poets until 1929.
There are three buildings, typical of the wooden architecture of Jūrmala, forming the Museum complex. The poets’ Summer Cottage – a single storey wooden building with an attic, wood carvings on the façade and an Art Nouveau veranda, with its small paned windows – was built at the end of the 19th century. Another building is a small stone cottage, which is located deeper in the garden, while a third – a neighbouring summer house, was built early in the 20th century. It is a wooden house built with Art Nouveau influences.
One can see the poets’ rooms with their authentic furniture and other items, Rainis’ and Aspazija’s personal library, as well as the “Rainis’ life and writings” exposition at the Museum.