From May 23 expositions of the Energy Museum in Kegums and the Plavinas HPP History Exposition are open
May 22, 2020
On Saturday, May 23, the exposition of the Energy Museum in Kegums and the Plavinas HPP History Exposition in Aizkraukle open their doors. The outdoor exposition in Kegums on the bank of the River Daugava presents our unique industrial legacy. Both expositions offer extensive digital opportunities enabling a study of their content individually and remotely.
By opening its doors to visitors, the Energy Museum participates in the informative campaign of museums organised by the Latvian Museum Association #TiekamiesTagad (#Let’sMeetNow). Bright yellow information materials of the same design prepared in accordance with the sanitary protocol requirements established in the country have been placed in the museum for convenience of visitors and invite visitors to take care of safe visiting for themselves and those around them. For more information about the campaign see the website of the association www.muzeji.lv
In order to ensure sanitary protocol requirements, 10 visitors may be present at the exposition of the Energy Museum in Kegums at the same time, and 5 persons – at the Plavinas HPP History Exposition. Visitors are asked to visit the museum only if they have no symptoms of a disease. People should keep 2 m distance from each other unless they live in one household. Taking care of safety of visitors, informative signs have been installed at expositions, disinfectants and disposable gloves are available for studying multimedia content.
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, a part of the turbine from the Plavinas HPP, 110 kV and 20 kV outdoor commutations and other technological equipment.
Visitors of the exposition have access to the mobile app Mobile guide to the Energy Museum, which can be downloaded on smart devices. In the mobile app, 24 exhibits feature digital content – historical video stories, photographs and interesting facts allowing to study the energy history and legacy The mobile app Mobile guide to the Energy Museum (Enerģētikas muzeja mobilais gids) is available in the territory of the Museum in Kegums.
Visitors are welcome to view a new item at the exposition – a kinetic wall “Path of electricity”, which provides every interested person with 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.
At the Plavinas HPP History Exposition with the help of digital technologies, visitors can get to know Plavinas HPP from the beginning of its construction until it evolved into the largest power generating facility in Latvia. The modernised exposition has been nominated for the Annual Award of the Latvian Museums Association in 2020 in the category Exposition of the Year.
The exposition of the Energy Museum in Kegums is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00. The Plavinas HPP History Exposition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 and 17.00. Tours at Latvenergo AS generating facilities are not available until June 9. Additional information: www.latvenergo.lv, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: + 371 20208952.