Rundāle Palace’s roof renovation to commence in 2020

Already in 2017, the Rundāle Palace Museum highlighted the need for roof renovation and drew attention to other emergency repairs required on the Museum’s site. Damage to the Palace’s roofing and its construction has been sustained over several years with leaking joints along the roof windows and roof valleys. Water permeates constructions, runs down...

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...

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...

Visit to the Vault of the Dukes of Courland – from 1 June

Due to prolonged repair work the exhibit of Rundāle Palace Museum "The Vault of the Dukes of Courland" shall open on 1 June. Contractor Partnership PST un ARMS planned to perform renovation of doors and windows of the Vault. Due to the historical significance of those premises it was decided to restore the windows instead...

Shaping of common lime crowns

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 distributed...