In the very heart of Alūksne, next to Lake Alūksne, stands Alūksne New Castle, which has been the home to the Museum of Alūksne since April 1st, 1959. The museum's collection consists of more than 54 thousand objects that form the history of Alūksne. The museum also hosts art exhibitions, which are changed periodically. Over time, the museum's premises are gradually being restored, regaining the historic grace of the castle. The museum can be visited with a guide. If arranged prior, it is possible to feel like a baron by riding in a rickshaw.