Weavers' workshop in House of Latvian traditions and crafts

The house is given the status of an architectural monument of national importance and is located on the grounds of the urban planning monument of national importance, the Historical Centre of the City of Jelgava.

The visits are possible on your own or by prior reservation, you can go on a tour of the building accompanied by a specialist, learn about the history and interior of the building, discover the nuances of the weavers’ and ceramist’s work.

The ceramics workshop and kiln supplement the offer of the House of Latvian Traditions and Crafts. Here, pupils and adults can take an educational tour, listen to a lecture on the process and techniques of pottery making, learn about the different types of clay, and watch a ceramics demonstration.

Visitors can take part in creative classes and learn how to make their own clay objects using different techniques, allowing themselves to be both creative and emotional when working with clay.

Excursions and workshops are available in Latvian and English.

The folk costumes of Latvia’s regions, as well as their accessories, can be purchased both on the spot and by placing an order.

Creative and masterclasses

  • Educational programmes on Latvian traditions;
  • Masterclass in bread baking;
  • Instructions for making the Zemgale folk costume and its accessories;
  • Pedagogical programmes;
  • Baptism and wedding events;
  • Rental of yard for events: up to 3 hours - 37.19 EUR; from 4 to 6 hours - 49.59 EUR; from 7 to 8 hours - 66.12 EUR; from 9 to 12 hours - 99.17 EUR.

Working hours, prices and contacts

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00

Sunday 10:00 – 15:00

Jelgava, Vecpilsētas iela 2
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Families with children
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Monday: -
Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00