The Latvian Railway history museum was founded in 1994, along with the establishment of its two branches in Riga and Jelgava. In Riga the museum is situated on the left bank of the Daugava River at Uzvaras Boulevard in an old engine warehouse.
In 1999 the renovation of the museum building was started. The complex of the building includes exposition halls, an office and an exposition in a carriage. A new exhibition hall in the engine warehouse was opened in September 2000.
Museum offers its unique historical premises for conferences, seminars, meetings, concerts, exhibitions, theatre. Its original, industrial environment makes it a perfect venue to fulfil the boldest corporate event ideas.
Hall and Exhibition Room
The Latvian Railway History Museum offers an opportunity to organise exhibitions, events, concerts, plays, photo sessions and performances in the Hall and Exhibition Room.
Hall (1050 m2): a rough brick wall, 6.1-10 m high wooden beams, cobblestone floor, air flow heating, ventilation. Objects from the museum’s holdings are exhibited in the Hall. Available area ~800 m2. The exhibited objects – locomotive cabin, 600 mm gauge rural railway passenger carriage, platform and snowplow, Fenikss passenger carriage from the 1920s – may not be moved. The Hall is accessible to people with disabilities.
Entrance through the Exhibition Room.
Exhibition Room (130 m2): painted walls, tile floor, divided by four columns, a connecting room, suitable for small exhibitions, gallery systems available.
A classic 150 m2 large exhibition hall with gallery wall systems available. An opportunity to place free-standing displays. The room is divided by four columns. No specific exhibition hall lighting. The 800 m2 of the Hall may be used for classic art exhibitions, exhibiting of large sculptural works, video projections, installations, etc. The exhibition curator is responsible for the layout, lighting and displays.
Concerts and theatre plays
The Hall is suitable for various concerts of both classical and popular music. The layout of the stage and chairs is up to the customer. Maximum capacity ~800 people. The museum does not provide sound and light systems, ticket sales and control. We offer stage and dance floor rental; 330 chairs available. In the winter months, the cloakroom shall be set up either in the adjacent Exhibition Room or in the Hall itself. Café services shall be provided by the organiser in accordance with the order established in the city of Riga.
Corporate events, weddings, reunions, graduation ceremonies, etc.
The Hall may be used for various types of corporate events, because the interior offers an array of decorating options: from an elegant reception to a merry country-style carnival or a playful children’s Christmas party. The museum does not provide sound and light systems. We offer stage and dance floor rental; 330 chairs available. In the winter months, the cloakroom shall be set up either in the adjacent Exhibition Room or in the Hall itself. Café services shall be arranged by the organiser. There are no additional rooms for accommodating artists and/or a kitchen; all activity shall be contained within the Hall and the adjacent Exhibition Room.
An opportunity to use the museum’s interior, objects from the holdings and rolling stock for the purposes of photo sessions. The museum reserves the right to reject a photo session, if its subject matter is incompatible or potentially harmful to the museum’s image. Photo sessions and time thereof must be previously arranged.
Stopping point in urban environment activities
The museum’s outdoor exposition is often used as a venue for special activities within other events or competitions, thus demonstrating the integrity and variety of the urban environment.