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“Only for car nuts”
Review of Riga Motormuseum

Riga Motormuseum
Ranked #14 of 225 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The renovated Riga Motor Museum opened its doors to visitors on the 2nd of July, 2016. At the Museum you can view the largest and most diverse vintage motor vehicle collection in the Baltics, exhibiting more than a 100 unique automobiles and motorcycles. Our exposition is a thrilling and interactive tale of unique cars, notable people and historic events. The authentic motor vehicles are complimented by touchscreen monitors, operable models, videos, interactive exhibits, virtual reality and other information provided by modern technology; making the museum visit into an exciting and insightful adventure. For Riga Motor Museum visitors to feel comfortable, and to have a valuable and productive visit even on an entire day’s visit, we offer a range of additional services - interactive activities in the children's play area, exploratory guided tours, a museum cafe, gift shop and free parking.
New York, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Only for car nuts”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

This museum has lots of beautiful old cars. But it is quite a long bus ride out of the city. Unless you really know a lot and care a lot about old cars, you probably won't find this trip to be worth the effort.

Visited August 2012
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Kirby Muxloe, United Kingdom
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“Well worth getting to.”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

A bit of a journey to the outskirts of the city, we took a taxi out, but returned on the bus. Virtually nothing to get in the place, we didn't expect too much but were surprised at the displays. The place is immaculate, spacious, loads of very impressive and historic vehicles to see - could not believe that when we visited there was only about 8 other visitors there.
What a shame this place and its exhibits are not more frequented.

Visited November 2011
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Galway
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“Worth it for motor heads!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband loves cars so this was the first thing we visited in Riga. Got the bus out there which stops outside the door. Great range of cars, most of them have the history written in a few different languages. It poured rain for most of our visit so I was delighted to be inside and when I had enough of all the cars I left my husband to further peruse while I went upstairs to the restaurant to have a coffee. very nice!

Visited July 2012
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“A good collection”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

The Motormuseum is housed in a modern building a good 15 minute bus ride (No. 5) from the centre but is worth the trip. There are three main areas - downstairs they have specialist vehicles, and on the top floor sports cars and quite a lot of motorbikes. The real attraction though is the collection of soviet vehicles on the ground floor including the Rolls Royce Leonid Breshnev crashed and an armoured limo built for Stalin.
There's a small gift shop selling a few models and a cafe with terrace.

Visited August 2012
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“Fun and different”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the motormuseum. Since many of the cars are from behind the iron curtain, they were cars we had not see before. Also, the cars that belonged to Soviet leaders were interesting - such as Brezhnev's limousine with windows made of glass 3" thick. The museum is quite a distance from the city center, but it was reasonable to take a taxi there and have the taxi wait while you go through the museum. You can see everything in the museum in an hour or so.

Visited July 2012
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