The Rainis Museum “Tadenava”

Address: Dunava rural district, Jēkabpils region, LV 5216

Phone: +371 65 229 391; +371 29250484


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

Tadenava is the birth place of Rainis. It’s the holy place of a genius, the cradle of his belief in love, grounded in a beautiful and quiet Selonian forest side. It’s the only memorial site of Rainis where the civilization hasn’t damaged the ancient energetic information of the surroundings, which was coded into the subconsciousness of the poet, forming the perception of his life.

The house built by his father in 1865 (now museum), the hundred year old maples and lindens, and the river of Eglaine all hold the memories of the poets childhood.

The museum complex was formed during the management of Rainis’ father Krišjānis Pliekšāns – in the 60s of the 19th century. The complex is made up from the manor-house and a shed, a sauna and a cellar, as well as the living house “Dāboliņi” made in the 20s of the 20th century.

After the museums restoration, in the living house can be seen an exposition – a game where all visitors with the help of interactive activities can learn about the literary inheritance of Rainis’, as well as develop their imagination and interpretation abilities. The exposition also reveals scenes from Rainis’ childhood, as well as the roles of his father Krišjānis, mother Dārta and sister Līze in the childhood of the poet while he was in Tadenava.

The visit to Tadenava – learning of Rainis personality and literary contribution – will be an emotional and insightful experience for all generations.

Come to play and learn!

The museum offers

  • The documentary film “Aspazija and Rainis. The Roll of Time” (17 minutes) in Latvian, Russian, English, German and French.
  • Tours available in Latvian, English and Russian.

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