The Energy Museum in Ķegums opens its doors to visitors
June 28, 2021
The exposition of the Energy Museum of Latvenergo Group in Ķegums, where interactive possibilities for studying the history and development of the energy sector are available, opens its doors to visitors on June 29. Visitors are kindly invited to use the mobile guide, and guide services on site are available with a valid Covid-19 certificate.
In the main exposition of the Energy Museum we offer to study the history and development of the Latvian energy sector and Latvenergo Group. Unique industrial heritage can be viewed outdoors – the historical turbine of Kegums HPP and the turbine of the Plavinas HPP. Visitors are welcome to view the digital exhibition Selection of museum storage collections, which was created in 2020 and shows digital images of 550 objects from the Museum collection. Visitors have the opportunity to see unique photos of Daugava hydropower plants, CHPP-1, CHPP-2, electricity transmission and distribution network, old power supply projects and bills for electricity, as well as view energy meters, working tools and accessories of electrical mechanics, electrical appliances used in households.
Little visitors of the exposition can practice their quick wits and agility by doing a jigsaw puzzle and learning about Daugava hydropower plants. The kinetic wall Path of electricity provides an interactive and engaging way of learning about electricity generation at Latvenergo AS, the electricity market, transmission, distribution and supply to users, as well as energy efficient use of electricity.
Visitors also have access to the mobile app Mobile guide to the Energy Museum. Its 24 exhibits feature digital content – historical video stories, old photographs and interesting facts allowing to study the energy history and heritage.
Ingrīda Lāce, International Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Director: “We are very glad that after a half-a-year break we can welcome visitors in the Energy Museum. The exposition presents the energy heritage, digital possibilities for visitors of different ages and interests for learning the history and development of the energy sector and the Latvenergo Group. Get inspired, learn new knowledge and experience on the national energy heritage and sustainability of the energy industry!”
It is necessary to apply two working days before the planned visit at https://latvenergo.lv/en/piesakies-ekskursijai to attend the exposition of the Energy Museum in Ķegums. The persons who are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from it within the last half a year can use services of a guide, if they present a valid Covid-19 certificate.
The exposition of the Energy Museum in Ķegums is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00. Taking care of safety of visitors, informative signs have been installed at the exposition, disinfectants and disposable gloves are available for studying multimedia content.