Aizkalne, Preiļu novads, LV 5305
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Museum is opened from 1st of May until the 31st of October
10.00–17.00, closed – Mondays, Tuesdays
The Rainis Museum “Jasmuiža” is located in the middle of Latgale, in a quiet corner of the countryside, on the shore of river Jaša. It is set in two reconstructed and renovated historical manor houses of Jasmuiža. The third museum building is that of the Latgalian master of ceramics Andrejs Paulāns: his reconstructed workshop and kiln. The museum buildings together with the open-air stage and the more than 5 hectares of surrounding territory and park make up the complex that is a historical monument of national value.
“Jasmuiža” tends to be called as the land of the poets youth. In 1911, Rainis wrote his only poem in Latgalian, dedicating it to Latgale and, of course, to Jasmuiža:
The land of my youth,
Long have I not seen you.
In dreams You only show,
When I lie with open eyes, –
When I lie with open eyes,
With hands freed from work.
(Munu jaunu dīnu zeme,
Seņ es tevis naredzēju.
Sapynūs tik tu maņ rōdīs,
Kad es guļu vaļā acim, –
Kad es guļu vaļā acim,
Rūkas atlaidis nu dorba.)
In the reconstructed house of the manor’s steward, visitors can view an exposition about the poets study years and years spent in the gymnasium.
- In 2015, in the renovated cow-shed was formed a house for tradition Latgalian culture and trades. Here can be seen a wide exposition on Latgalian ceramics, including more than 200 household dishes and decorative ceramics made by inhabitants of the region. There can also be seen the tile oven of ceramics’ master Ādams Kāpostiņš.
In the kiln and workshop of Andrejs Paulāns visitors can learn about the environment where lived and worked Latgalian ceramists at the end of the 19th century and during the 20th century.
Guided tours in Latvian and Russian
Documentary film “Aspazija and Rainis. The Flow of Time” (17 minutes) in Latvian, Russian, English, German and French
The video recording of the spectacle “Wedding in Jasmuiža” („Kōzys Jōsmuižā” (2005))
Audiovisual guide in Latvian, English, Russian, German and French – including detailed info about all four Rainis’ and Aspazija’s museums, unique photo and video materials
A special programme for newlyweds and their wedding guests