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Small but ok

The museum was pretty small, but there's quite a bit to see. The indoors portion was quite limited... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
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Nice museum

A small part is an indoor museum, but the goodies is located on rails outside, Old locomotives who... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Riga, Latvia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The museum is right behind the new Latvian/Riga National Library (pyramid like building). Inside there are pictures and explanations about railroad development. Unfortunately most of the explanations seemed to be in Latvian or somehow I missed English information. There is also working model train. The...More

3  Thank mWrite
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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 Alexandre L
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Very disappointed .After reading the guide book we decided to make a visit it took us longer to walk there than it did to walk round.In my opinion it is not worth the effort, keep your money in your pocket

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The museum was pretty small, but there's quite a bit to see. The indoors portion was quite limited, but I imagine that kids would have fun with the interactive part of the exhibition. The main attraction for us was the outdoor exhibition with all the...More

Thank JP M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A small part is an indoor museum, but the goodies is located on rails outside, Old locomotives who is great restored!

Thank Lunjoh
Reviewed 21 August 2018

It won't take you too long to see it all, to be honest. But good if you are into trains. They had steps up to many of them (out-side exhibits) but were locked up!!

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Outside and inside exhibits in an old train station. History of Latvia's railroad. Good for children (several families) or anyone interested in trains and / or industrial development. This is not a large museum. For EUR 0.60 a model train layout will be run for...More

Thank EfficientFrontier
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This seems to be set up more for latvians than visitors. Some things have no English translation (not a complaint as I am in Latvian, not an English speaking country) so beware of this. There is a nice selection of locomotives and wagons but could...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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 3 July 2018

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 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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

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