The museum of the poets Bārdas family „Rumbiņi”.

The museum introduces the history of the Bārdas family and lets visitors experience the atmosphere of an ancient Vidzeme country homestead.

The museum holds stories of three Latvian poets, Fricis Bārda (1880-1919), his wife Paulīna Bārda (1890-1983), and brother Antons Bārda (1891-1981).

Rumbini is built like a typical Latvian farmstead and is a registered historic monument. Rumbini was purchased in 1865 by Jānis Bārda – the father of poets Fricis and Antons Bārda. In a short time, the new farmer constructed new buildings in place of the broken-down buildings. Through hard work over ten years, Rumbiņi developed into a farm with broad, well maintained fields and bountiful orchard. In 1915, poet Fricis Bārda built his house Dārziņi on father’s property.

In 1968, a memorial room was unveiled at Dārziņi, where Paulīna Bārda spent her summers. In 1993, after restoration work on the old Rumbiņi home, the Bārda family's memorial museum began its operations.

An exhibition telling of the lives of the poets is located in two dwelling houses, granaries and summer cottage. Visitors can also see the sauna and animal shed. A memorial to Fricis Bārda created by sculptor Vilnis Titāns is located in the place where the old dwelling threshing barn once stood.

Rumbiņi is not only interesting because of the great poets who lived here – the farmstead also provides an excellent example of a Vidzeme region farm during the 19–20th centuries.


“Rumbiņi”, Katvaru pagasts, Limbažu novads, LV-4061
lat: 57.600544; lon: 24.889341

Working hours
Working hours: 1.05. - 1.11. Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from 10 AM - 18 PM, all other days - a previous notification.
In the winter period the summer exhibition is closed, te rest of the exhibition can be viewed after a previous notification.
2,00 EUR - grown-ups; 1 EUR pensioners; 0,50 EUR- pupils

4,00 EUR- family ticket.

''I want to lull you like the wind lulls a linden in the twilight...''

Address:Katvaru pag. "Rumbiņi"
Phone:+371 26329315

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