This past week saw the weather here in Riga, Latvia change from hot to rain, then hail, back to sun and then rain again. So Leila and I spend the week in our apartment busy with work from home.
But on Saturday we decided we needed to get some fresh air.
We took the train and then the tramp carriage to the Car museum in Riga.
It was raining the whole day so we took our umbrellas along.
What a nice surprise the Car museum of Riga is. Located a few kilometers from Riga city center, it houses the largest and most diverse collection of antique vehicles in the Baltic states and offers a truly interactive, fun and educating journey into the world of motors. The museum is considered as one of the most remarkable and most modern museums in Latvia, and a must see tourism attraction when visiting Riga. I definitely loved it and the elcetronic information display was entertaining and not boring.
Riga Motor Museum roots lay in the Antique Automobile Club of Latvia traditions, member enthusiasm and passion towards antique vehicles as an aesthetic value and part of cultural heritage. Through passion and dedication for these antique vehicles Riga Motor Museum was founded in 1989.
After a major reconstruction that began in 2013 and ended in 2016, the museum has gained modern exposition space, a comfortable and enjoyable environment, as well as accessibility for all visitors.
The museum showcases more than a hundred unique antique vehicles and the collection is regularly enriched with several significant acquisitions.
The new museum's exposition tells fascinating stories about unique vehicles, renowned individuals and important milestones that helped to shape world’s automotive history.
We spent over 2 hours there exploring and learning. I give the Riga Motor Museum a 10/10.
They also offer Guided tours and you can always contact them on:
In order to book a guided tour, please call +371 67025856 (on business days from 10.00 till 18.00 o'clock) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Audio guides available in Latvian, Russian and English.