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Railway History Museum

2/4 Uzvaras boulevard, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 232 849
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Good value

Interesting history of railways inside in an interactive museum, mainly for children inside. Larger... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Iron Maidens, Steel Goliath's Rough and Ready and Asleep

The yard of trains and wagons is an eye opener. One slowly wanders amongst the trains and wagons... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Vilnius, Lithuania
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“all ages” (6 reviews)
“train buff” (3 reviews)
2/4 Uzvaras boulevard, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The yard of trains and wagons is an eye opener. One slowly wanders amongst the trains and wagons of yesteryear and marvels at the iron and steel and wood constructions, the rough and ready welds, nuts and bolts that hold these Goliath's together. Once upon...More

Thank gregoryjarosch50
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Sadly we did not get to view the exhibit. We arrived to open gates, with a sign directing us to buy tickets. We were greeted by a rude woman who opened the door, simply said "10 am tomorrow", and slammed the door in our faces....More

1  Thank AlexandreSL
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our last day in Riga was very wet, so we did not want to walk round, and we had already seen the design museum and the history museum, both worth a visit. We were a mixed group of people with knowledge and enthusiasm for railways,...More

Thank babarandceleste
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great collection of trains in this place. Actually collection could be with more trains as there is a lot of free space.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A museum with a sense of fun. You can wander around outside and climb up on the odd train footplate. This is nice for kids and big kids. Inside there is a history of local steam engines with a huge trainset which is available to...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 weird Russian failures to the local, lovingly...More

Thank PJLane2014
Reviewed 8 July 2017

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.

Thank larkrisefarm
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

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 good, a rather disconnected history of steam engines then some stuff on signals....More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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 want to come back, and back, and...More

Thank Vytas81
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