On May 16, the Cēsis Castle complex will open the first two floors of the museum's exposition, the Western Tower of the medieval castle, the multimedia exhibition "Cēsis Castle Story", the medieval castle kitchen garden and the Exhibition House to the visitors.
The multimedial exhibition “The Story of Cēsis Castle” can be seen in the West Tower of Cēsis Medieval Castle, which is a unique exposition with video, sound and light effects, which completely surrounds the viewer. Feel the atmosphere of ancient times and learn about the fascinating story of the most powerful Livonian fortress in an unprecedented experience. In the tower, visit the master's living room and enjoy the beautiful view of the city of Cēsis. Families with school-age children are offered individual activity sheets to help them learn about the history of the medieval castle.
In the kitchen garden of the medieval castle, the caring gardener has been working hard since early spring. This summer, in the castle kitchen garden, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with 60 varieties of vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants which have grown in the Middle Ages. Those that were on the spring menu of the medieval castle residents can already be seen in the green exposition of the castle garden. We invite you to talks about ancient plants, gardening and health with a knowledgeable gardener.
The first two floors of the permanent exhibition will be open in the Cēsis Museum of History and Art: the historical exposition about Cēsis New Castle and Castle Manor, the exposition “Cēsis - administrative, political and economic center in the 16th - 19th century” and interior rooms - Great Salon, Coffee Room and Count’s Zīvers cabinet. Exhibitions of artwork by well-known Latvian artists will be on display at the Cēsis Exhibition House.
We call for responsibility and compliance with national safety measures. Before the visit, please get acquainted with the services that are temporarily unavailable and restrictions related to physical distance on the website of the Cesis History and Art Museum cesupils.lv
Opening hours in May from Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00, on Mondays and Tuesdays - closed. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center without prior registration.
Please be informed that the Medieval Activity Square, the family room of the Cēsis History and Art Museum, the activity backpack for families and the lanterns are temporarily unavailable to visitors.
In the coming weeks the Lademaher Tower of the New Castle will be open to visitors.
Before the visit, you please consider:
- The presence of persons with signs of respiratory infectious diseases is not allowed in the territory of the museum, as well as persons, which require quarantine or strict isolation or whom self-isolation has been established - Order No. 103 Cabinet of Ministers of 12 March 2020.;
- If a person has signs of an infectious disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath), the museum staff has the right not to allow / ask the visitor to leave the museum territory;
- Observe hygiene requirements and disinfect hands in designated areas;
- Observe a distance of 2 meters from other visitors;
Maximum number of visitors allowed at a time:
In the exposition of Cēsis History and Art Museum - 25, in the Medieval Castle and Garden - 25, in the Exhibition House – 25
Visit for groups by prior arrangement only (up to 25 people).
- Follow the yellow instructions to regulate the flow of visitors.