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 a prior booking only. On all other days the vaults will be open from 9:00 until 17:00.

To book your visit in advance please contact the Museum’s administration on +371 26499151 or email booking@rundale.net

 

About the vault of the Dukes of Courland at Jelgava Palace

The family vault of the Dukes of Courland in Jelgava Palace is the largest burial of this kind in Latvia and it is one of the few burials of governors‘ dynasties in the world which is open to the public. The burial consists of 21 metal sarcophagi and 9 wooden coffins with 24 members of the Kettler dynasty and 6 members of the Biron dynasty buried between 1569 and 1791. Through centuries the vault was brutally demolished and plundered; now it has recovered its original significance and appearance of the monument of history and art. More information about the vault of the Dukes of Courland: http://rundale.net/en/vault/