History exhibition

The exhibition is set in a historic apartment. Three large gold chests hold the story of the house. By opening the drawers of the chests, visitors can learn facts about Jelgava’s wooden architecture, the Jelgava Old Town House, its history and restoration. The exhibition uses innovative and interactive solutions – videos, animated photographs, audio guides (in Latvian, English and Russian). Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the house in the past and become part of the exhibition’s bustle by listening to specially composed music and hearing everyday sounds.

The distinctive wooden attic, which has been skilfully restored to preserve the ancient wooden structures as much as possible, is also open to the public. The attic of the house will be used for various thematic exhibitions by artists.

The building has an elevator, which makes it accessible and allows people with limited mobility to view the exhibition.