Roma Culture Centre
It is a museum of the Romani nation. Presented here are artistic and literary creations of the only famous Romani artist Karlis Rudevich.
No one knows the history of the Roma. Few can imagine the past and present lives of one of the most ancient and mysterious Tribes representing the planet's Civilization.
Roma have not found their Land. Roma have not created their state. Through the centuries, they followed their uneasy path towards the sun. They never fought. They never captured. They never pillaged.
Their genesis and life were almost always marked by creativity, joy and freedom.
In their history there are few dark days of grief. But such days exist. The museum exhibits materials of "Mudaripen" - the Holocaust of the Roma.
In addition to their skies and their guitars the Roma have their own literary language. Books for children and adults are written and published in it; a dictionary of the Romani language was compiled and published as well as Romani alphabet. The Bible was translated and printed in Romani language. Additionally the museum presents unique books and magazines, where Romani tales, legends and fairy tales are carefully collected.
The exhibits of the museum will acquaint you not only with the Roma culture, tradition and history, but will also tell you about the life of the Roma in the present.
After touring the exhibition, we will offer visitors a theatrical concert. The famous Romani folklore ensemble from Latvia "Ame Roma" will appear before you.
Those who wish will be able to buy souvenirs, which will remain as a memory of your short journey into the ancient and rich culture and history of the Roma.
For individual visits to the museum you can pre-register:
Tel.: +371 27771814; +371 29964592
It is also possible to pre-register a group of up to 15 people