Viesite Museum “Sēlija” is a regional museum whose mission is to immortalise and preserve the name of the cultural and historical district of Selia and the ancient Selian tribe, and to build and strengthen the Selian self-esteem of the people of the cultural and historical district of Viesite and Selia. A significant part of the Museum is the exhibition of Viesite narrow gauge railway, located in the territory of the historical railway depot and buildings. A preserved locomotive and two wagons are the most recognisable tourist destination in Viesite.Viesite Museum “Sēlija” is located in several buildings. The Little Train Park, Viesite Region Tourism Information Point, is located at A. Brodeles Street 7, where permanent exhibitions are placed in the Museum building. There is a Crafts Centre there.
Pauls Stradins School, a department of the Museum “Sēlija” (Peldu Street 2), is located in the former parish school, consecrated in 1881. Here, in the school's church room, pastor Johann Stender baptised the next medical professor Pauls Stradins, and here Pauls studied at primary school. As the building has served as an educational institution at all times, most rooms are called classrooms or offices. Visitors can visit the office of P. Stradins. It contains items that tell you the story of Pauls Stradins – an outstanding personality, mental aristocrat, doctor, a humble and helpful person. There are several more rooms available – the drawing room of the Stradins family, the fireplace room with exhibitions, crafts class, Anna Brodele's literary class, the office of the Baltic German pastor Old Stender, the author of the first Latvian picture alphabet book, the classroom of Kāpēcis, and a medical point of the last century. In summer, in the garden of Pauls Stradins School the “Health Foot” can be seen near Viesite Little Lake.
There is a memorial office of Martins Bulcers in Lone (tel. +371 26441743), dedicated to Martins Bulcers (1866-1944), the pioneer of Latvian professional and art photography, photo-maker and publisher. Martins Bulcers is considered an unparalleled literary writer of photography and photographer teacher in the entire Baltics. He is the only photographer who started illustrating the Bible with photography.
The Museum regularly participates in the international European event “the Long Night of Museums” and the event of traditional trades “Meet Your Craftsman!”.