This is a new permanent exposition that tells about the history of Latvia from the foundation of the country to the present day. A very cozy exposition with patriotic title “My Latvian Stories” is located in Daugavpils Medical College and is waiting for its visitors.
The exposition consists of various folk applied arts items, clay dishes, candlesticks, wooden household items with Latvian ornaments. Here you can see various handicraft items, including knitwear and embroidery, that give this exposition a sense of cosiness. It is complemented by a collection of handicraft books with varied knitting patterns. Here you can look at the still working more than a century old wooden loom used for weaving tapestries, carpets, wall covers and pillows. The old oak cabinet with carved wood gives the exposition an old-fashioned look. The central element of the exhibition is Mara’s statue. Mara is the goddess of fertility and is considered the Mother of the World in Latvian mythology. This exposition consists of objects from the funds of the Daugavpils Medical College, private collections, as well as gifts.
The new exposition “My Latvian Stories” complements the exposition of Medical History, that has already become a popular tourist destination in Daugavpils. The visitors can look at the medical equipment of the 70-80s of the 20th century, work accessories and tools of various medical specialists, specialized equipment and diagnostic equipment, different types of tubes as well as hygiene and pharmaceuticals products and pharmacy glassware.
The interesting narration is available for visitors in Latvian, Russian and English. Visiting by appointment only!
Visitors can enjoy delicious and healthy food in the cafeteria of Daugavpils Medical College (also offers Latvian traditional food) – by prior arrangement. There is also accommodation in the modern and comfortable hostel available.
Entrance fee for Medical history exposition and “My Latvian Stories” exposition visiting:
– 0,36 EUR
– 5,00 EUR – guided tour (group of up to 20 people)