Railway History Museum, Riga

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#14 of 54 in Museums in Riga
Browse through thousands of items related to railways at 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 Railway History Museum and other attractions in Riga, use our Riga online journey planner.
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  • We spent two hours here with our two year old. Although the museum is rather small, it is very interactive, the little one was running around and pressing all the buttons. Plus he enjoyed the big...  more »
  • I always try to visit the railway museums as I travel. In eastern Europe, they are, sadly, in need of lots of money. However, this museum, though small, was interesting and peopled with friendly and....  more »
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  • Fascinating display of old locomotives and rolling stock. You can go on the footplate of some. An HO scale model layout is being built for October 2019. Small wooden train layout for young children. Uncrowded. 2 euros for seniors with ID but my white hair was sufficient! Indoor exhibitions and outdoor. I had only an hour before closing, could have spent longer.
  • My kid loved it. Lots to see and learn. There are few rooms. One room is interactive, where you can learn about stations and trains. Another room has got mini playground for kids. And there is a room with real old trains in it, and you can actually walk in them. There are different models of trains outside the museum. Loved the atmosphere in museum. We wished they would have a Caffe in one of those trains.

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