10 August – festival ‘Liepāja Summer at Rundāle Palace’

For the second year running, the music festival ‘Liepāja Summer’, organised by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, will take place not only in Liepāja but also at Rundāle Palace and garden where on 10 August five music events will delight visitors as part of the festival: ‘Chamber Music for Cello with Ivars Bezprozvanovs’ at 16:00 in...

Early Music Festival 2019

On 13 July 2019 annual Early Music Festival shall take place at Rundāle Palace and the French Garden. On that day both repetitions and concerts shall take place at White Hall and Golden Hall, therefore the set of state rooms for festivities will not be open to visitors of the museum. The Short Route ticket...

Consecration of The Holy Family Chapel at Rundāle Palace

Initially the design of Francesco Rastrelli featured a church in place of the White Hall at Rundāle Palace. Until 1740 its construction was almost complete, a wood carved altar had already been made to order and the Duke’s box assembled. However, upon his return from exile, the Duke Ernst Johann changed the design and...

29 June – Garden Festival and Flower Friends Reunion

The 13th Garden Festival and the 42nd Reunion of the Flower Friends of Latvia will take place at Rundāle Palace Garden on 29 June 2019. It has now become a tradition to set the last Saturday in June as the date for this event – it coincides with the roses being in beautiful full...

The strengthening of European cultural connections

On 30th April students from the Basque Country in Spain visited Rundāle Palace as part of the Premio Renacimiento & Romanesque European Cultural Route XXI (Renaissance & Romanesque Award European Cultural Route XXI) programme to explore and develop the route. The aim of this trip – to prepare a qualitative tourist route that accentuates...

Changes in working time in the vault of the Dukes of Courland

As the new tourist season commences, from 1st May the vault of the Dukes of Courland at Jelgava Palace will be open to the public. However, please note the altered opening times – on Mondays and Tuesdays in May, September and October all visits to the vault of the Dukes of Courland will be with...

We are proud of our director Imants Lancmanis’s achievements

In an official ceremony at Riga Castle, a day before the centenary of the Republic of Latvia, the highest state decorations for significant personal contribution to Latvia were conferred upon several individuals. The Director of Rundāle Palace Museum and art historian Imants Lancmanis was bestowed the Cross of Recognition (First Class Order) and appointed...

From January 2, 2019 Laura Lūse will be the new director of the Museum

In an open competition for the post of the Director of Rundāle Palace Museum the tender commission appointed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia nominated Dr Laura Lūse as the most suitable candidate amongst 16 applicants. ‘The commission positively appraised Laura Lūse’s professional knowledge and experience, including her work on the...

Palace visiting restriction 2018

Dear visitors to the Rundale Palace Museum! We would like to inform you that the estate of Rundāle Palace Museum will be used as a movie set for the feature film ‘CTG’ by New Pictures (UK) from 24 September until 5 October 2018. From 19 September, there are likely to be modifications to permanent exhibition displays...

We hereby ask our visitors to fill out a questionnaire

The Visitor Service Department of Rundāle Palace Museum performs a survey regarding satisfaction of the visitors with the services available at the palace compound. The visitors of the palace are asked to evaluate the quality of the exhibits and exhibitions, tours, catering and other services and to give proposals for diversification and improvement of the...

Festival “Liepāja Summer at Rundāle Palace”

The festival "Liepājas vasara" organized by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra this year shall for the first time take place also outside Liepāja – in Rundāle Palace and at the French Garden with five musical events to enjoy on 11 August: 4:00 PM at the Golden Hall – “The Golden Sounds – French Horns in the Palace”...

Early Music Festival 2018

On 14 July 2018 annual Early Music Festival shall take place at Rundāle Palace and the French Garden. On that day both repetitions and concerts shall take place at White Hall and Golden Hall, therefore the set of state rooms for festivities will not be open to visitors of the museum. The Short Route ticket...