Slutiski Village is authentic inhabited village, where visitors can get acquainted with the unique culture and household of Old Believers in Latgale. Slutiski Village was included in a State protected cultural monument list in 2016.
Museums and exhibitions
The Museum of Military Vehicles
2 World War II military equipment private collection is unique in the fact that the objects are found in the former battlefields and skillfully restored. Here you can see Soviet army tanks, battle attack landing car, all-terrain vehicles, and other military vehicles guns and equipment units.
Naujene Local History Museum and Nature Information Centre
The museum expositions and exhibitions reflects nature, history and ethnography of region. Here is exhibited original works of the sculptor Valentina Zeile. Museum offers workshops and educational classes.
The House of Rainis in Berkenele
The childhood of Latvian poet, translator, master of drama, public and political figure Jānis Rainis (1865 – 1929) was spent here, in Berkenele Manor. There is opportunity to see expositions “Rainis and Berkenele”, “Nursery”. Museum offers a wide range of workshops and the opportunity to host seminars.
The Skrinda family museum
Museum’s permanent exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of first national awakening members in Latvia – Skrinda brothers. There is an opportunity to participate in various thematic programs and local crafts workshops. Here offers the opportunity to taste latgalian traditional food “coma” local bread, honey and herbal tea.
Private Collection of Antiques of “Egles” Farm
Private Collection of Antiques of “Egles” Farm There is a private collection of antiques in a log barn of “Egles” farm. Here you can see a variety of ancient farm tools: the centuries-old exhibits and horse harness, and the first mechanized equipment.
It is located in the center of Vabole near Skrinda family museum. The workers of Skrinda family museum in the flourmill present baking traditions in Latgale.
ANCIENT CRAFT WORKSHOP “KLĒTS”
The ancient craft workshop “Klēts” has been established in the House of Rainis in Berkenele. On the first floor of the building there is an exposition of various ancient crafts and a multifunctional room for organizing various events. The attic is divided into two parts – one of them is an exhibition hall, but in the smallest part of the attic there is a heated room – a workshop, where in summer and winter craftsmen can work, but visitors can learn various skills of ancient crafts.
Exposition of a beaver
In the information center of the Dviete floodplain “Gulbji” the exposition of the symbol of Bebrene and an inhabitant of the Dviete floodplain has been created.
Dviete Valley Information Centre “Gulbji”
In the summer of 2008, in the nature park „Dvietes paliene” on the Birds’ Island (Putnu Sala) in Bebrene parish was created the Dviete Valley Information centre “Gulbji”.
Dviete Manor Complex
The Dviete Manor Complex was built in the 19th century and belonged to the Plater-Zyberg family.
Just next to the Bebrene Manor and its wall, there is a mill building with a miller’s residential house.
Antique storage “Sēļu istaba”
The storage of antique things has been created over many years, collecting and summarizing the cultural and historical heritage of Selonia and Ilukste.
The private collection of First World War heritage and local history
The family of Stikani is engaged in collecting historical artifacts. A collection of World War I and World War II artefacts has been created.
First World War Museum
The First World War has left long-lasting scars not only in people’s destinies and hearts, but also in a large territory of present-day Latvia and Lithuania, where the so-called fronts were located for several years, including the “Life and Death” line. A complex system of fortifications with ditches, trenches and bunkers was built on both sides of the front line.