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Opening times

Mo closed
Tu 10:00–17:00
We 10:00–17:00
Th 10:0020:00
Fr 10:00–17:00
Sa 10:00–17:00
Su closed

 

Admission fee

Adults €3.50
Students, seniors €2.00
Children, Member of ICOM, persons with disabilities free
Guided tour LV (10–20 people) €15.00
Guided tour ENG, RU (10–20 people) €25.00
Book excursion

How to get here

Uzvaras Boulevard 2A, Riga

Museum is 7 minute walk on foot from Riga Old Town across the Daugava River and next to the National Library building

Public transport stop:  Nacionālā bibliotēka

 

Phone

+371 20032331

Opening times

Mo closed
Tu closed
We 10:00–17:00
Th 11:00–19:00
Fr 10:00–17:00
Sa 10:00–17:00
Su closed

 

Admission fee

Adults €2.00
Students, seniors €1.00
Children, Member of ICOM, persons with disabilities
free
Guided tour LV (10–20 people) €15.00
Guided tour ENG, RU (10–20 people) €25.00
Book excursion

How to get here

Stacijas Street 3, Jelgava

Public transport: train to Jelgava Station

The museum is located next to the Jelgava Station square

 

Phone

+371 20032331

Interesting History Facts

On 28 May 1928 the Railway Central Board received its order of the three TK series lokomotives from Germany; this markes the first step of the project drafted by Rollig Stock Division to modernise the lokomotives. By 1940 a total of 73 locomotives had been either purchased by the Railway Board or built in the main workshops of the State Railways.
The opening of the Rīga - Daugavpils (Dunaburg) railway line in the territory of Latvia on 12 September 1861 was the catalyst for a number of changes in the local social scene.
The Latvian railway network had five different track gauges: K or 1524 mm, N or 1435 mm, 1000 mm, P or 750 mm, L or 600 mm.
Railway tourism become popular in the 1930s. Tour routes included Latvia's most scenic areas. In summer, sightseeing was combined with cultural events in the cuntryside, in winter - with skiing. The merriment alredy began in the dance car. Hence the popular name for these torist trains - travelling dances.