The ‘Rūme’ centre of crafts was established in 2010, as part of a Latvia-Lithuania international programme project, although cooperation with artists and artisans from Lithuania has been going on for more than 20 years.
The ‘Rūme’ centre of crafts continuously houses master artisans working with clay, wood and textiles. The centre of crafts offers master classes to artists and artisans, creative workshops for children and adults, workshops and personal lessons, boating trips, wedding ritual planning, activities for families and small groups of people. Participants of summer camps for children and teenagers are also welcome.
At the ‘Rūme’ centre of crafts, you can discover reconstructions of the clothing worn by the Sēļi tribe, based on archaeological findings: both men’s and women’s clothes. There is also an exhibition of reconstructed late-iron-age pottery. You can also try your strength grinding grain with a manual millstone. Latvia’s traditional sleeper beam architecture and Rūme’s ever creative spirit will inevitably enchant you and take you to the days long gone, to give you peace, and time to think.
There are souvenirs and art objects for sale, with an option for orders. There is a campfire area, and fire-cooking equipment rental.
If you would like to spend time quietly, but creatively, and discover the ancient history of Sēlija, the ‘Rūme’ centre of crafts will be the right place for you.
Average object visiting time: 2 hours
Monday—Friday — 8:00—16:00; Saturday, Sunday — closed.
Groups of tourists must book in advance.