Open: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat -
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Bus #3,8,21,25 Tram #2,4,5,10
Students (with card) 0.50 Ls/0.71Eur
of ICOM (
with card), Free
(< 10 persons)
of railway model for individual visitors
In Riga the museum is situated on the left bank of the Daugava
River at Uzvaras Boulevard in an old engine warehouse (map).
The largest collection of broad
gauge rolling stock in the Baltics, a field railway( 600
mm) locomotive, wagons and a snowplough, the last
pasanger wagon constructed in the Fenikss factory, a
peat factory railbus.
books and magazines
Railways in Latvia. 2010.
I.Petersone, translation by D.Grosa
aim of this book is to describe the origin and
development of the railway network until it reached its
peak and outline the fate of the lines until 1991, when
management of the railway was taken over again by the
independent Latvian state.
Railway for Latvia. Latvia for the Railway 2011
K.Augustane, I.Petersone, translation by D.Grosa
railway change everything. It could possibly be easier
to list the thing that didn't change.This publication
through the geography and history of the Riga-Daugavpils
railwy line outlines the aspects of the nation and
society in general that were influenced by the railway
In 1999 the renovation of the museum building was
started. The complex of the building will include
exposition halls, an office and an exposition in a
carriage. A new exhibition hall in the engine warehouse
was opened in September 2000.
There are more than a thousand items, documents and
photographs in the museum collection. Communications and
signalling equipment, tools and instruments of railroad
repairmen, uniforms and distinguishing badges, station
interior objects, tickets and delivery notes are all on
display. Station buildings and railway bridges built
during the time of first Republic of Latvia, the history
of the railway evolution in Riga city, as well as
Latvian Railway personnel are shown in the exhibited
documents and photographs.
model - railway of the Livberze and Spare stations.
A. Kraulis, A. Straume, J.Boge and other specialists of
"New technical station of Jurmala" created the model -
railway, using the scale 1:87. They designed a real
situation at Livberze and Spare stations in the 1960-'s.
On operation there are a diesel locomotive M62,
passenger and freight carriages and a DR1 type diesel -
The beginning of the Railway
museum in Jelgava dates back to December 24, 1982. In
1991 the museum was granted a railwayman living house
built in 1903 and located at Nr. 3 Stacijas Street.
Presently, outside the museum building a railway -
crossing barrier, a switchman's lodge, a water pump,
signal lamps, couplings, and wheel - pairs can be seen.
Photo: the courtyard of the Jelgava branch.
Inside the museum, the exposition reflects the history
of the Jelgava junction and narrow - gauge railway
throughout Kurzeme. One can see benches from a station
waiting room, a platform bell, a ticket - box, as well
as equipment of railroad workers.
Address: 3 Stacijas Str. Jelgava. Phone
+ 371 7242494. Open: Wed, Thu, Fri from 10:00 until
15:00, and Sat from 10:00 until 13:00.