Braki, Memorial Museum of the Latvian writer Rūdolfs Blaumanis

* Braki, the Memorial Museum of the Latvian writer Rūdolfs Blaumanis (1863–1908), is the place where the outstanding Latvian writer of short stories and the father of modern Latvian drama used to live and work.

* The museum was opened in 1959, and now there are eight restored log buildings that you can visit that remind of how the life was run during the time the writer was alive. The homestead includes: residential building with an outhouse, barn for storing cloths, threshing barn, granary, cow-shed, stable, shed for small animals, and sauna. The buildings are complemented with tools, household items and thematic exhibitions.

* The rich territory offers some natural trails that you can take to see a boulder split by lightning, sculpture “Edgars” (a male character from one of the author’s works), Lejas well, Noliņš’ (a male character from one of the author’s works) apple-tree, Monument stone, Hill Jāņkalniņš, Spring Pirtsgravas.

* Visitors are offered educational events and thematic excursions reminding of the author’s works, some of the events are: “Virtues and Vices of the Sweet Little Devils”, “Let’s Stage ‘Nāves ēnā’!” (a popular short-story ‘In the Shadow of the Death’), “In the World of ‘Skroderdienas Silmačos’ (‘The Big Day in Silmači’, which is a homestead in one of the plays)”, “Let’s Sing what Blaumanis Wrote!”, “Characters and Events in ‘Indrāni’” (a popular play), orienteering around “Braki” homestead, wedding attractions according to “Silmači” traditions.

* If arranged in prior, you can try the special “Braki” porridge, “Silmači” pancakes (“Silmači” is an iconic setting in one of the playwright’s works), tea and wine “No saldenās pudeles” (another popular play meaning ‘The Sweet Drink’).

* In the territory, you can visit the amusement park “Braku takas” (Braki Trails) and play disc golf.

Information about prices:
* Visiting the territory and the museum is free of charge.
* Guided tours:
- up to 10 people/ EUR 10
- 31 or more people/ EUR 40
Working hours:
May 10 - October 31
Mon: closed
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am - 5pm

Other times can be arranged in advance.
Braki, Ērgļu pagasts, Madonas novads
Lat, lon: 56.900543, 25.695391 Braukt
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