Restoration of yet two more sarcophagi

On 2 July at the Vault of Dukes of Courland in Jelgava Palace two burials holding remains of Princes of Courland Vladislav Ludwig Friedrich (1647-1648) and Leopold Karl (1693-1697) that were restored this year were consecrated. Comprehensive preservation of the Vault of Dukes is a pursuit of employees of Rundāle Palace Museum for more than...

Church art exhibition

The Palace stables have already been used for exhibiting some of the Museum’s sacral art collection, including an altar and a pulpit from Lestene Church, although the latter has since been returned to its original location in the church. Now the stables feature a new exhibition of sacral art from the 17th and early...

Kitchen on the eastern side of the palace

Two kitchens with four hearths in each room are in the east wing of the Palace. Exhibition in the west side kitchen displays the likely interior of the 18th century together with individual collections of kitchen utensils. One of the hearths features a full-length flue, while the other – various sets of boiling and...

Room with Art Nouveau art objects

The last room in the decorative art exhibition is dedicated to Art Nouveau, which replaced Historism in the 1890s and lasted until the World War I. This room mainly displays work by French artists – furniture by Louis Majorelle and Émile Gallé, as well as a collection of glass ware by the Daum brothers,...

Room with Historicism art objects

 The penultimate exhibition room offers an overview of Historicism when the development of historical styles in the 19th century ceased with Empire and Bidermeier. A copying of all preceding styles commenced, often with exaggerated decorative characteristics. Small interior groups depict the Neo-Gothic style, Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Rococo along with variations on the Louis XVI style...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN RUNDĀLE PALACE IN 2018

    April 7 Liepāja Symphony Orchestra concert in The White Hall. The title and time will be specified. Tickets can be purchased at Biļešu Paradīze in all Latvia and on the concert day in the Palace. Additional information www.lso.lv From May 25 Fully completed exhibition "From the Gothic Style to Art Nouveau" A new exhibition at the Rundāle Palace in...

Museum Receives a Donation

Museum has received a donation from poet, linguist and literary scholar Lalita Muižniece (Latvia/US) – books bought in US that have once been owned by the Duchess of Courland Dorothea. The books are the first four volumes of Historische Memoiren by Friedrich Schiller published in 1790 in Jena, Germany. There are ex libris of...

Advent Calendar of 2017 Produced

For the fourth year in a row Rundāle Palace Museum has issued Advent Calendar offering closer look at museum collections. One does not always have the possibility during the visit to examine each exhibit to notice tiny, delicate details and nuances. However, often they deserve the most admiration. This year we focused on hand...

Outstanding Pieces of Art Added to Rundāle Palace Exhibitions

  Two unique late 17th century paintings by Nicola Van Houbraken (circa 1660–1723) are exhibited at the Blue Room besides the Golden Hall, and they excellently fit in with the still lifes with flowers by Flemish and Dutch masters.  Also, the thread lace collection of the museum becomes richer. Valuable acquisitions are three fragments of 17th...

Phlox Exhibit 2017

For the time period from 5 to 11 August a Phlox Exhibit shall be available to visitors at the east-wing kitchen of Rundāle Palace (on the Ground floor besides the restaurant). The colourful and fragrant flowers that are popular in Latvia since 18th century were grown in Lejasbrūži of Smiltene Townland – in the garden of...

Visit Rundāle Palace using e-ticket!

Queues occasionally form in Rundāle Palace as they do in other European museums. To make the process more convenient to visitors we have launched e-ticket sales. We invite you to visit the ticket sales page at the introductory part of Rundāle Palace Museum webpage. Information regarding prices: http://rundale.net/en/information/prices/ E-ticket may be printed or saved in...

Rundāle Palace Garden Festival 2017

On 1 July 2017 – during the most beautiful rose blossoming time – we will hold the yearly Garden Festival. This year's theme of the Festival will be hunting. Besides visiting the park and the palace visitors of the Garden Festival will have the possibility to to discover and acquire new knowledge, enjoy musical...