The Krišjānis Barons Museum

Krišjāņa Barona iela 3–5, Rīga

This museum features the environment in which folklorist and cultural worker Krišjānis Barons lived. Listen to stories about the Barons dynasty, and learn how the heritage of Barons and New Latvians still exists today.

Krišjānis Barons moved to the flat in the building that was at Suvorov Street 3, as the street was known at that time. Barons moved there from a homestead in Vecmīlgrāvis. Barons spent the last years of life in the apartment together with his son, Kārlis, who was a professor at the University of Latvia and a founder of stomatology in Latvia.

Visitors will be intrigued by Barons’ room, where the distinguished folklorist spent the last four years of his life (1919˗1923). There is a copy of his Cabinet of Folksongs. The original cabinet contains handwritten notes that Barons took about Latvian folksongs.

The museum actively partners with non-governmental organisations and the Society Integration Foundation to offer activities for children with special needs, minority school children, as well as various other groups. The museum has regularly and active partner with the Stankevich and Barons Museum in the Belgorod District in Russia.

Events, lectures and tours at the museum are aimed at popularising traditional culture and, particularly, the life and work of Krišjānis Barons. The museum regularly organises folklore evenings with songs and games. These focus on annual holiday habits and other topics.


Adults: EUR 2
Schoolchildren, students and seniors: EUR 1
Family tickets (1-2 adults with 1-4 children up to the age of 18): EUR 3
Tours in Latvian: EUR 5
Tours in Russian or English: EUR 7
Audio or audiovisual guide: EUR 3
The museum can be visited free of charge on Krišjānis Barons’ birthday, October 31, on the last Saturday of each month, on International Museum Day on May 18, and the international “European Museum Night” event from 7:00 PM.

Free admission.

Opening hours


Mo–Tue Closed

The Krišjānis Barons Museum

Rūta Kārkliņa,
Head of museum

Andris Ērglis,
Visitor engagement and education manager

Dita Butule,
Museum educator