Current events

Research about the Latvian people contribution in containment of the dangerous consequences of the Chernobyl NPP accident

On the 5 th of March the exhibition “We will never forget you!”dedicated to the actors involved in the elimination of the consequences of the Chernobyl NPP accident was visited by Dr.Pavel Sekula, Assistant of Ukrainian Department of International and Political Studies Faculty at the Krakowa Jagiellonian University (Poland). Mr Sekula writes a book about the contribution of the population in limiting and elimination of the consequences of the Chernobyl NPP accident, including Latvian inhabitant’s contribution. After visiting the exhibition, Dr.Pavels Sekula welcomed wealth of the museum's collection, the quality of exhibition and amount of information collected. He applied to visit museum once more time this summer as well as exchange with his own information and materials. We wish to Dr.Pavel Sekula success in the research of such important information and saving for future generations.


07.03.2018 – 26.03.2018 PHOTO EXHIBITION OF THE STUDENTS OF RIGA STYLE AND FASHION TECHNICAL COLLEGE UNDER THE PROGRAM "PHOTOGRAPHER" AND "SPECIALIST OF PHOTO DESIGN" “ZIEM E LBLAZMA – PARK OF CULTURE AND RECREATION” Just a good photo today is not enough to surprise everyone, so RSFT College’s teacher Linda Ratuta in her practical classes, when comprehending the necessary knowledge of the photographer, looks for and uses any creative possibilities - be it in the Botanical Garden, the Ethnographic Museum or in the neighbourhood of the college of Jugla micro district itself. RSFT technical college presented to the exhibition photos of the Ziemelblazma Park of culture and recreation, mostly in black and white tonality, with some ambition to claim their involvement in art, and in colour - pictures from everyday life of the park, types of arbours from different angles chosen by the pupils... The exhibition is a good present to celebration of Latvia’s Centenary and its guests. It is not only interesting to residents of Vecmilgravis, but also to visitors from other remote districts, since, as life circumstances determine, not everyone has already visited the restored Ziemelblazma Park .

Ebru exibition “Nature emotions and nature of the emotions. The beauty of the experience”

02.02. – 28.02.2018. In nine century, new drawing technique, whit help of water, was born and its name –Ebru. Soon after the this new technique become one of the main technique what was used in designing manuscripts, patterns for fabrics and ceramics in all of Asia. In 2014 Ebru drawing technique was added to UNESCO world Heritage list. Last five years in Riga studio “EBRU Riga” have been actively working to popularise this unique technique and for many new artists it’s been giving knowledge’s to express all range of their emotions and learn new ones. The magic in Ebru is the expressiveness what you can achieve. You can tell the story of the world and this unique technique gives the life to it, with Ebru main theme – spiritual nature of the rhythm. If you can master this rhythm then it can tell all your feeling and nature through your work. That is the reason why this unique technique has survived through centuries, is adored to this day. Participatints: Studio “Ebru Riga“ opens this new exposition in anticipation of spring, and with that try’s to show beauty and emotions of the nature in different times of year and from different point of views. Come to this new exposition and see the those views of new or experience, young or old artist. Each with their own favourite themes and ways of expressions. In exposition there will be works of Irina Trumpele, Olga Orlova, Ieva Šolmane, Alla Neganova, Inga Pelše, Ilze Krāģe. Dzintara Žvingule, Natālija Jumiķe, Astra Leistraute, Sabīne Kkvorcova, Jegora Lisanova, Elizabete Ksenija Ivanova and Nikola Petrašenkova, Gabriel Skraucis.

Working hours during Christmas and New Year

23 December - 10.00-17.00 24 – 26  December – closed 30 – 31  December, 1 January – closed   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ! Yours – Latvian Fire-fighting Museum

Exhibition “Power, grace and gentleness”

  04.12.2017. – 24.01.2018.             “Photographer has a clear soul but dirty knees” – this phrase excellently illustrates photo genre in which, for the past four years, Alexandra Saveljeva has been working. For photo models, she uses different individuals from animal kingdom. Each of them has special temperament and emotions as well as different looks and styles. Today author exhibits photographs of her favorite and largest models – horses.           Until 20 century, horse was the main mean of transportation starting from each farmhouse, army, post office, fire brigade etc. For many civilizations, living a day without horse was unimaginable.           Aleksandra tells that in childhood, she was fascinated with inner power of horses as well as their grace and gentleness, and this fasciation never went away. There is no other animal in this world, who has such emotional beauty and who can be not only gentle but also ironic and romantic. In the heat of summer, we can see how horses caress each other and, in the evening, when cooler winds surrounds them, they leap and rush, with heads up, their mane fluttering in the wind they run together in the fields. Sometimes it seems that horse has learned some characteristics from a man; from time to time, the horse pretends that it is too tired or at other times on purpose steps on foots of the rider who once made him feel bad. In the end, they always wait for a rider who comes with some tasty food and cheers them.           Aleksandras goal in this exposition is too show the bridge between human and horse. The bridge that manifests trust, that stays between them for a lifetime.           Nowadays in the world, there is a lot of situations when so many animals die and some species extinct, mainly because of peoples’ actions. Alexandra tries to show beauty of animals, to make people feel some empathy and to encourage them to think more about nature. Latvian firefighting museum

Working hours during Latvian State Festivity

17 November - 10.00-16.00 18 November - closed 19 November - closed 20 November - closed

Eleonora Grigorjeva photo exhibition “MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS”

13.10.2017 ‒ 23.11.2017 Introduction Like human, pets trough they life experience different events and some time they got in situations where they need other’s help. Often help is given by firefighters, helping our pets and other animals to get out of sticky situations. This year, most often our firefighters helped cats in Riga city territory, in total 114 cats where saved from difficult situations. In same time only 31 dog in Riga city territory needed firefighters, help. Statistic says that, from emergency calls of first nine month, 617 was to help animals (357 calls was related with pets, 25 with livestock, 289 with wild animals and birds). Many of animals, what is saved by firefighters, are different and unique, bat trough them recurs one feeling – gratitude to firefighters for saving there life.   Eleonora Grigorjeva

Exhibition “Children’s about firefighting, rescuing and safety”

In Latvian Firefighting Museum (Hanzas street 5, Riga) from 5 October you will be able to exhibition “Children’s about firefighting, rescuing and safety”.   From 27 th of February until 30 th of May Latvian Fire and Rescue service organized workshop “My summer – safe summer”, what target was to educated children’s about safety in summer break. The work what they made shows results of those lectures and practical lessons, as well as interest about Fire and rescue service and Firefighter job in general. This little exposition shows some of those works that represents there understanding about stuff they learned.   Results of contest was announced in:    

To Skanstes district

Yesterday (27 th of September) our museum participated in event “Future vision of Skanstes district” at Grostonas street. Guest of event was able to do little safety exercise and competition, the winners of activities got free tickets to our museum. As well as interested people were able to get more detail information about firefighting service and our museum.

Travelling exhibitions in Cultural Center of Auce

Travelling exhibitions   of Latvian Fire-fighting Museum “We will never forget you !” and “Civil protection” – dedicated to Latvian participants of Chernobyl rescue works after nuclear accident and development of civil protection - are to be viewed up t o 2 November in Cultural Center of Auce in Auce, Ausmas Street 3.