Museums in Riga
Latvian Railway history museum
The Latvian Railway History Museum is a railway museum in Riga, Latvia. It was established on August 30, 1994. Riga Museum is located in the 19th century locomotive repair shops in Pardaugava, near the Castle of Light and there you can see samples of uniforms, tickets, timetables and other things related to Latvian railway. Outside the museum there is viewable railway rolling stock - locomotives, wagons and other railway equipment, which has been operated in Latvia.
2/4 Uzvaras boulevard, Riga, LV-1048
Tuesday - Saturday - 10:00-17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Adults 1.00 LVL
Children (ages 6-18), students (with card) 0.50 LVL
Children ( under 6),
Member of ICOM ( with card), Free
Guided tour (< 9 persons) 3.00 LVL
Show of railway model for individual visitors 0.20 LVL
Latvian Ethnographic Museum
Latvian Ethnographic Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe.First museum buildings was placed in museum teritory in 1928 and museum opened in 1932 with 6 historic buildings and equipment items.Currently museum takes up 87.66 hectares of pine forest by Juglas lake and it carry 118 historic buildings from all historical Latvian regions - Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Latgale and Zemgale from the end of 17.century to 20.century. In the museum you can see Latvian farmers,artisans and fishermen`s farms in which you can see permanent exhibition (living and working items, interior furnishings),which is characterized by historical period, the county and the owners' employment. More then 135 thousand people from around the world visits the museum each year.
440 Brīvības gatve, Rīga, LV 1024, Latvia
Latvian Occupation Museum
Latvian Occupation Museum is museum in Riga, which presents a fifty-year history of the occupation starting from the 1940s.to year 1991.It provides information about the first Soviet occupation (1940 to 1941.), The National Socialist German Occupation (1941-1944/45) and the second Soviet occupation (1944/45-1991). The museum exposition tells about the life of Latvians at this time: the policy of the occupying powers, the Soviet and Nazi terror, about how the Latvian state was destroyed and the totalitarian Soviet and Nazi ideology of the cultural policy of the Latvian population resistance to the occupying powers till independent Latvian state was declared in 1991. The museum is located Riflemen Square 1, Riga. Similar museums are also in the former so-called Eastern bloc territories.
Strelnieku laukums 1, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
- May 1 - September 30:
Open every day 11 am - 6 pm
- October 1 - April 30:
The Latvian National Museum of art
The Latvian National Museum of art is the largest in Latvia and it contains more than 52 000 Latvian, Baltic and Russian painters and sculptor`s works of art. The Museum has two buildings - the central museum building and museum exhibition hall "Arsenals" located at Tower Street 1. The main museum hall is built from the 1903. till 1905.Building was designed by Wilhelm Neumann, he was also the museum's first director of the 1905th until 1919. year.The 1869th year is considered the founding year of the museum. Current name to museum was given in 1995.Nowadays the museum is visited by about 100 000 visitors a year.
10a K.Valdemara Street, Riga LV-1010, Latvia
Every day 11:00 – 17:00, ticket desk 11:00 – 16:45
Riga Motor Museum
Riga Motor Museum is the largest antique vehicle museum in Baltic countries. Museum is founded in 1989. Riga Motor Museum has gained acknowledgement in Europe and further afield. Riga Motor Museum is an absolute bliss for car lovers. Riga Motor Museum displays Western as well as Soviet cars and motorcycles. Riga Motor Museum ir collecting, preserving, restoring and promoting antique cars as part of Latvian and world industrial heritage. At Riga Motor Museum you can find a rich technical literature reading room.
S. Eizenšteina street 6, Riga, LV 1079, Latvia
Children (age 7 up), students, seniors (age 62 up)- 1,00 LVL
Big family ticket (2 parents and 1 till 4 underaged children) - 4,00 LVL
Small family ticket (1 parent and 1 till 4 underaged children) - 3,00 LVL
Children under 7; Group guide (group - over 10 persons); Disabled visitors with one extra person - Free admission