The Museum Building
You will feel that special something in the air as soon as you enter the museum’s territory. Since 1904, this place has been strongly associated not only with the history of railways but also with Latvia itself. The green wooden building with wood carvings on the façade and around the windows was designed as a railwaymen’s residential building; during the interwar period it was home to railwaymen, including the long-term manager of Jelgava Station Jānis Jānītis. World War II was more lenient towards this building, which managed to survive, unlike the Jelgava station building, which was heavily bombarded. In the Soviet years, the building had many owners and inhabitants in its several apartments. After the restoration of independence, the building came in the possession of railwaymen, who created the exposition and saw to its diversity. As the years went by, the little house remained in the property of the railway, and today it not only delights visitors and tells of the history of railway, but also pays homage to its former inhabitants and those who have served the railway.