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A nice place to visit.

The Railway History Museum in Riga is a Nice Place to visit. It is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom R
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Interesting place, lots of cool old stuff, many spots to take pics outside and inside. Once a year... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Vladislav S
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2/4 Uzvaras boulevard, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit out of the way, on the other side of the river just past the national library. It's a pleasant little museum, but nothing worth going out of your way - unless you are a complete trainspotter! The outdoor exhibits (engines and...More

Thank MoiAli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting historical building with the railway exhibition, interesting also for children, you can visit some coaches, see also external exhibition. I can highly recommend. It is good to take changes for chocolate (1 euro) and 60 cents for train models production.

Thank Hana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Railway History Museum in Riga is a Nice Place to visit. It is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the old town. One must not compare this museum with places like the NRM in York, since there is very little experience with things...More

1  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge museum but there are some interesting exhibits including a german steam engine, snow ploughs and a prison coach. Excellent temporary exhibition on stations

Thank 490theos
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We were lucky enough to visit during beautiful weather as the main exhibits are outside. We were overwhelmed by the history and atmosphere surrounding these giant locomotives. Stunning Soviet and Latvian pieces of engineering. All the trains are carefully looked after and cleaned up to...More

1  Thank whiteprince
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great railway history museum, lots of interactive activities for kids and teens. You get to see how the operating system works, the telephone, telegraph and how the staff at a railway used to work, and of course enter some cool carriages. £2.50...More

Thank eagertraveller123
Reviewed 24 May 2018

we did not enter but the building was built beautiful. if you have 1 or more hours it could be seen i was told.

Thank kitty37421
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Nothing to see. Save your time and money, this is the most worthless museum I ever visited. More: the museumpersonel is highly unprofessional.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting place, lots of cool old stuff, many spots to take pics outside and inside. Once a year you can go there for free, when it’s museum night in Latvia

Thank Vladislav S
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Interesting history of railways inside in an interactive museum, mainly for children inside. Larger locomotives outside. Good value at 2 euros 50 each.

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