Museum of Ainaži Naval School

On the Vidzeme seacoast at the border with Estonia there is Ainaži, a small town and the cradle of Latvian professional navigation. It was here that the local seamen, inspired by the seafaring enthusiast Krišjānis Valdemārs, in 1864 founded a naval school of a new type, the first naval school that offered seamanship education to Latvian and Estonian peasants free of charge.

The Museum of Ainaži Naval School is a memorial to the first Latvian professional naval school and its graduates - Latvian and Estonian sea captains and helmsmen.