The Andrejs Upīts Memorial Museum

Address: 38 Brīvības St., flat 4, Riga, LV 1050

Phone: +371 67289767


Museum opening times: 10.00–17.00; Su. Mo. – closed

This is one of the rare museums in Latvia where the mid 20th century has been preserved, including the reality and the paradoxes of socialist ideology.

The building was constructed in 1911 as a bank, to the design of architect E. Pole, but with apartments located on the upper floors.

Eminent Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons spent his childhood years (1945–1949) living in apartment No. 4 of the building, whereas in January 1951 writer Andrejs Upīts (1877–1970) – a powerful personality whose life embraces a whole epoch in Latvia’s history – moved into this apartment. He spent the last nineteen years of his life living here, finished his last novel and kept on producing works of literary theory, history and journalism.

Three memorial rooms are accessible to visitors – the dining room, living room and the study. The room arrangements, the household items, the photographs and especially the library books focus on the writer’s contradictory personality.

The museum offers

  • Tour of the apartment.
  • Museum-pedagogical program “The Boys of Moss Village”.


Address: 58 Daugavas St., Skrīveri, Skrīveri Territory, LV 5125

Phone: +371 65197221


Museum is open from 1st May to 31st October: 10.00–17.00; Su. Mo. – closed

The Andrejs Upīts Memorial Museum also has an exposition in his house in Skrīveri, build in 1908.

Writer’s house and orchard encircling the house  – part of Andrejs Upīts’ creative life and inspiration for a lot of the natural motives in his work.

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