State Joint Stock Company "Latvian Railway"











 

 

Open: Tue, Wed,  Fri, Sat - 10:00-17:00

Thu 10:00 - 20:00

Phone: +37167232849, 

e-mail: ldzmuz@latnet.lv or muzejs@ldz.lv

Public transport:

Bus #3,8,21,25 Tram #2,4,5,10

Admission fee:

Adults       1.00 Ls/1.42Eur

Students (with card) 0.50 Ls/0.71Eur

Children, Member of ICOM ( with card),  Free  

Guided tour (< 10 persons)    10.00 Ls/14.20Eur

Show of railway model for individual visitors    0.40 Ls/0.57Eur

In Riga the museum is situated on the left bank of the Daugava River at Uzvaras Boulevard in an old engine warehouse (map).  

For railway enthusiasts

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.  

Railway books and magazines

Railways in Latvia. 2010.

T.Altbergs, K.Augustane, I.Petersone, translation by D.Grosa

The 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. 

Ls 20.00/28.48Eur

A Railway for Latvia. Latvia for the Railway 2011

T.Altbergs, K.Augustane, I.Petersone, translation by D.Grosa

The 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 most dramatically.

Ls 8,00/11.38Eur

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.

The 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 - engine train.

 

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.