Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga

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Browse through thousands of items related to railways at Latvian Railway History Museum. Established in 1990, the museum is located in a 19th-century repair house and features exhibits from 19th-century England to mid 20th-century Latvia. Tour the museum to see numerous types of trains and engines, and head outside to walk through numerous outdoor stations and view model collections. Learn about railway history through plaques and photos, and get a first-hand sense of life on the rails as you enter a locomotive cabin and old-fashioned waiting room or as you view an old Soviet prisoner car. To visit Latvian Railway History Museum and other attractions in Riga, use our Riga online journey planner .
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  • If you have a couple of hours to spare in Riga, cross the bridge and head past the ultra modern national library to the Dzelzcela museum. If you're a train buff you'll enjoy every exhibit - from the w...  more »
  • Railway enthusiasts and children will enjoy the museum but as yet there is much unfilled space.The existing exhibits were interesting but it needs more of them and perhaps a cafe.  more »
  • Pretty good value for the 2.50 entrance fee. Two rooms, one 'special exhibition' about train stations which was quite interesting and they've made an effort to make it interactive. Second room less go...  more »
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  • The Soviet era trains are historical and cool. Descriptions are clear, in both English & Latvian. The only shortcoming was that I was told not to use a tripod for photography, but it was an open air museum with no space constraint at all.
  • Great museum, interesting stories. Recommended
  • Relatively small exposition, but nice place to visit with kids.
  • Loved the museum. Really good from my point of view. Will recommend to everyone.
  • Very difficult as tourist to visit this museum when also closed on Sundays.

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