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Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga

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History Museum Museum
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. Plan your visit to Latvian Railway History Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Riga trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • We are big fans of railways, so how to pass by such a great place in Riga? Recommended for all who is interested in railways - but why to review everything right here? Visit yourselves, and you will w...  more »
  • again not a museum by uk standards and the york train museum it ois not - but if you like trains it is easy to get to and not expensive - get some good photos here but not a lot of what there is  more »
  • We were very disappointed with the museum. It wasnt signposted clearly and it wasnt too obvious where it was. the lady at the entrance was helpful but she was the only person we saw during our visit. ...  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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting place for electric trains