The Riga Motor Museum with over a hundred classic cars including limousines of Soviet leaders is one of the top sights to see in Latvia – a must-see for car lovers visiting the Baltic States.
Riga Motor Museum: A Paradise For Car Lovers
1. The Collections
The museum's collection is located on three floors and covers more than 4000 square meters, and currently it exhibits the largest and most diverse antique vehicle collection in the Baltics including more than 100 unique cars, motorcycles and bicycles. The exhibition tells a story about unique vehicles, notable persons and the most significant events in the history of the automotive industry. Riga Motor Museum tour is not complete without seeing all its collections. Visitors shall explore the story using modern and diverse multimedia and design features, as well as participating in several interactivities. Historical vehicles displayed in a modern way make a visit to Riga Motor Museum an exciting way to spend a day exploring these truly unique vehicles. All these can be done with your Riga Motor Museum tickets.
2. Guided Tours
Riga Motor Museum's visitors have the possibility to book a guided tour and experience stories behind each and every exhibit, discover a new interactive exposition, as well as temporary exhibitions taking place at the museum. The tour will take you through the history of the world's automotive industry. Guided Riga Motor Museum tours are available in Latvian, Russian and English. Duration: approximately 90 minutes. Guided tour recommended for groups up to 25 persons. Guided tour price doesn't include entrance tickets. Riga Motor Museum tickets must be purchased separately. In order to book a guided tour, please call +371 67025856 (on business days from 9.00 till 17.00 o'clock) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Museum Cafe
A leisurely meal or a contemplative cup of coffee will serve as a well-deserved break after an exciting walk through the Museum exposition is a nice option on your Riga Motor Museum tour. Museum café offers business lunch where the hasty ones can have a great meal at an affordable price. The museum's business lunch includes first and second course or a dessert. The menu suits every taste and is changing daily. Furthermore, if you are planning an event – whether it is personal, family-oriented, or for a business or organization – the museum café can cater to your event's needs. You can access this cafe with the Riga Motor Museum tickets.
How to Get Tickets?
Riga Motor Museum tickets can be purchased on-site at the cashier desk located in the entrance area. Here visitors can not only purchase entrance tickets, but also obtain information regarding guided tours, exhibitions, events, services and other relevant information. If you want to skip the line and make sure you get Riga Motor Museum tickets on the day you want, you can buy tickets on-line. Tickets are available at Biļešu Serviss trade points and e-store. Entrance ticket is activated upon entering the exposition. Your ticket is valid only on the day it is activated and must be preserved till the end of your visit.
How To Get Around?
Riga Motor Museum tour can be done by walking. It has interactive technologies so you should stop and try them. The museum is also accessible by wheelchair.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code to do Riga Motor Museum tours, you can just go and enjoy your time there wearing anything you want.
Best Time to Visit
Riga Motor Museum tour can be done at any time of the year, the museum is open all year round. The museum awaits visitors daily from 10.00 till 18.00 o'clock. We recommend you allow at least 2 hours for your visit. Mornings are usually less crowded.
Will I Need a Guide?
You will not need a tour guide to explore the museum, there are audio guides available in Latvian, Russian and English. However, if you want to explore the museum in a different way then hiring a tour guide is a good idea.
How To Get There?
By public transport, take bus Nr. 5, route: Abrenes iela – Mežciems, bus stop 'Motormuzejs', bus Nr. 21, route: Imanta – Jugla, bus stop 'Sociālās aprūpes centrs Mežciems', or bus Nr. 15, route: Dārziņi – Jugla, bus stop 'Motormuzejs'. You can also take the trolleybus Nr. 14, route: Esplanāde – Mežciems, stop 'Slimnīca– Gaiļezers' or trolleybus Nr. 18, route: Centrālā stacija – Mežciems, stop 'Slimnīca– Gaiļezers'. If you drive here, there is a parking lot located in front of the museum and free of charge. The parking also offers easy access to the museum. Designated parking spaces are provided for disabled visitors.
Be careful and watch your kids, make sure you don't break anything on the display. You are not allowed to eat or drink in the exhibition area. Leave your valuables at home for security reasons.