The Museum of Salacgriva

Salacgrīva Museum was founded in 1998 and acts as a regional history centre for local residents, tourists and history researchers.
The Museum will be closed on 10th, 17th, 24th February and 2nd of March! We apologize for any inconvenience!

Salacgrīva Museum was founded in 1998 and functions as a regional history centre for local residents, tourists and history researchers.
It covers the town of Salacgrīva and its surroundings, which includes the historical territories of Svētciems and Salaca parishes. The museum collects information and preserves materials about fishing and fishermen on the coast of the North Vidzeme Sea and in the lower reaches of the Salaca River, about ancient lamprey fishing with weirs, about the history of the Vecsalaca and Svētciems estates, on whose lands Salacgrīva was founded, the economic and political life of the town, the schools, churches and parishes in the area, the people of Salacgrīva who honour the town and the region and are known for their services to education, science, culture and art, business, politics and the economy.

Exhibitions and displays:
The permanent exhibition Zutiņš murdā (Fish in a trap) tells the story of the history and traditions of fishing in the Vidzeme seaside, the centuries-old method of lamprey fishing, where a weir or trap is built across the river and the lampreys are caught not with a trap but with a pot. Zutiņš (eel) is the same lamprey, but a name with older origins and widely used in Salacgrīva.  Nowadays it is spoken and fished only here. Here you can also learn about how fishermen in the village of Kuiviži, like the fisherman's son Oskar in the novel by Vilis Lācis, discovered salmon trap fishing. It is a story with the main focus on the 3 most valuable fish species in the Salaca river and the sea - lampreys, salmon and eels.
The virtual exhibition Treasures of the Salacgrīva Museum presents the region past and present through photographs and interactives.
Sila 2, Salacgrīva
lat: 57.7514557; lon: 24.3556582

Working hours
M. - closed
T. 10:00 - 17:00
W. 10:00 - 17:00
Th. 10:00 - 17:00
F. 10:00 - 17:00
S. 10:00 - 14:00
Su. - closed
Preschool children, municipal pensioners, people with disabilities, museum employees - FREE
Students and pensioners - 0,60 EUR
Adults - 1,00 EUR

Cafe "Kambīze"

Address:Rīgas iela 14a, Salacgriva, LV-4033
Phone:+371 29122211
Café "Kambīze" - cosy and delicious! Daily specialities: fish, meat, soups, salads, sweet. read more ››

Cycling route Salacgrīva - Veczemju cliffs

Address:Rīgas iela 10a, Salacgrīva
A route full of landscapes and cultural history will take you from Salacgrīva to the magnificent Veczemju cliffs. The route is about 25 km one way. read more ››

Cycling route "Three Bridges"

Address:Rīgas iela 10a, Salacgrīva
The "Three Bridges" cycling route will give you the opportunity to explore both banks of the Salaca River, see important cultural and historical sites and visit local farms. read more ››

Cycling route "Explore the ancient manor roads"

Address:Rīgas iela 10a, Salacgrīva
The cycling route "Explore the ancient manor roads" is designed as a circular route from Salacgrīva to Lāņi and back, with a total length of 20 kilometres. read more ››

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve Nature Centre

Address:Rīgas iela 16, Salacgrīva
Phone:+371 26329412
At the Nature Centre, visitors have the opportunity to learn theory in an interactive way - through games and laughter - to learn and strengthen their knowledge about specially protected nature areas and our coastline, the Vidzeme Stony Seashore. read more ››
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