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The most significant part of the Latvian Railway History Museum’s Collection is, without a doubt, the rolling stock: locomotives, carriages and other railway vehicles. However, the museum’s collection comprise much more than just the exhibits seen on the railway tracks. There are 20,000 items in the museum’s storage: photographs, documents, maps, train schedules, uniforms and station equipment. They serve as diverse testimonies of the history of railways in Latvia since the end of the 19th century, being continuously updated and used in research and the museum’s exhibitions. The museum’s collection are available to anyone interested, by making a prior arrangement over the phone +371 67232511 or electronically: It is possible to purchase digital copies of the photographs in the museum’s collection, photograph and film the objects, receive consultations and other services related to the museum’s collection.

Working at the Museum’s Archive


  • Discover the history of railways and learn more about it through research work at the museum’s holdings and scientific archive.
  • The electronic data base of photographs, postcards and printed works will give you an insight into station buildings, railway bridges, rolling stock, employees, tickets and much more.
  • Books and magazines about railways.
  • Receive consultations and information from the museum’s specialists both at the museum and electronically.

The Latvian Railway History Museum has accumulated a vast scientific archive and library where you can find answers to various questions about railway history. The archive and library have been organised by subjects and railway lines. If you have any questions, want to verify certain dates, check information or find out what is depicted in a photograph, visit the museum by making an appointment at least a week prior by phone +371 67232511 or via e-mail

Archive materials may be used only at the museum. For work purposes, you are allowed to take notes and photographs without flash. You can order copies of certain materials and photographs in accordance with the museum’s price list. On your first visit, you will have to present your personal identity document and register, specifying your subject of interest and the purposes of your work.