Jāņa Pliekšāna iela 5/7, Jūrmala, LV 2015
+371 67764295; +371 29239472; firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: http://memorialiemuzeji.lv/kontakti/
10.00–17.00; closed – Sunday, Monday
Free car parking for Museum visitors.
Rainis (1865–1929) and Aspazija (1865–1943) bought the Summer House in Majori, in the Autumn of 1926. Rainis spent the last two Summers of his life here from 1927 to 1929.
Rainis spent the most time of both poets in the Majori Summer House: “You know, I love loneliness. I don’t need anything besides quiet. Then I can fully dedicate myself to work. But there is no loneliness in Riga. To escape the chatter of boulevards, the hasty city, I often times desert here in Winters. There is peace and quiet here.”
In Rainis’ and Aspazija’s Summer House you can explore the environment in which the poets lived in the twenties of the 20th century. The Memorial rooms are fashioned, using the original items held in the stock of the Literature and Music Museum.
The Museum is dedicated to the lifelong love and spiritual closeness between the two great personalities. The literary exposition “Me and You” explores the literary heights of Rainis’ and Aspazija’s work.
- Tours available in Latvian, English and Russian.
- The documental film “Aspazija and Rainis. The Roll of Time” (17 minutes) in Latvian, Russian, English, German and French.
- An audiovisual guide in Latvian, Russian, English, German and French – including detailed info about all four Rainis and Aspazija’s museums, unique photo and video materials.
- After previous application, groups are offered hikes (7 km, 1.5 hours ending in the museum) with a guide through the important places in Rainis’ and Aspazija’s lives (Gingerbread house – Jaundubultu Summer House – the sea – Rainis’ and Aspazija’s Summer House).