Calendar of events

Museum Receives a Donation 03.12.2017

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 Duchess… >

Advent Calendar of 2017 Produced 03.12.2017

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… >


FEBRUARY 25.02. Concert of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra “Bach and Stravinsky” at 17:00 in the White Hall Tickets can be purchased at “Biļešu paradīze” ticket outlets throughout Latvia, and at the Palace on the day of the concert. Additional information… >

Outstanding Pieces of Art Added to Rundāle Palace Exhibitions 23.08.2017

  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… >

Phlox Exhibit 2017 01.08.2017

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… >

Visit Rundāle Palace using e-ticket! 14.07.2017

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… >

Rundāle Palace Garden Festival 2017 07.06.2017

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… >

Getting ready for the Garden Festival 08.05.2017

On 1 July Garden Festival will once again be held at the park of Rundāle Palace. This year's theme of the Festival shall be hunting. Traditional activities – festive shows, concerts, fairs, creative workshops, orientation game – shall be supplemented by corresponding novelties: parade of hunting dogs, dog… >

Potpourri vase acquired for donations 13.03.2017

Foundation Rundāles Pils Atbalsta Fonds receives donations also from Latvian entrepreneurs. Part of the funds is apportioned to restoration of the Palace, another part – for acquisition of art objects. We are delighted to announce that at the end of 2016 Museum from the auction Fine European Ceramics held by auction house… >

Shaping of common lime crowns 11.03.2017

Between 13 March and 3 May the crowns of the common lime-trees are shaped to fit the general image of the baroque-style French garden. Arborists from SIA Labie koki have undertaken to form globe-shaped crowns for 656 limes. Crown shaping involves also removal of deadwood and damaged branches thus facilitating formation of evenly… >

More beauty at the Oval porcelain room 02.02.2017

The most valuable portion of the Rundāle Palace Museum porcelain collection are Far East Asian vases. 17th - 19th century Chinese and Japanese vases of a size and appearance consistent with the premises are displayed in two porcelain rooms – besides the Gold Hall and the White Hall.  Taking into account the symmetry considerations and… >

Rundāle Palace greenhouse can visit in the winter. 31.01.2017

While the nature is engulfed in winter, Rundāle Palace greenhouse makes you feel like in summer, see banana tree, various citric plants and other greenhouse plants. The banana has bloomed for the second time already; rich harvest is yielded by citric plants – various lemon-trees and kumquat tree with small, orange fruits. The renovated… >

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