Riga Motormuseum
Riga Motormuseum
4.5
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Adrian T
    Silchester, United Kingdom204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the trip out of town.
    A little out of the way. Take the 35 bus instead of a taxi which cost 30 euros each way. Well worth the trip though as this is a well appointed museum for car buffs. The cost was 10 euros for all day. There are the usual suspects from mainland Europe and the USA but the highlights are the vehicles from behind the old iron curtain. There are makes from Germany and the USSR, some which I had never heard of or likely to see in another museum. Of particular interest were the limousines of previous russian presidents (Stalin, Lenin and Breshnev). Each car had a small history in various languages next to it so that you knew what you were looking at. There are activities for children if need be. I recommend that you buy your fridge magnets here as they are a lot cheaper than in the old town.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Rangi27
    Stevenage, United Kingdom114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Riga, even if you're not a car person.
    I love a good museum and the motor museum in Riga didn't disappoint. I didn't expect to find one of the rarest cars in the world here. The only Auto Union CD supercharged V16 race car from around 1937. Around 520hp and 200 mph with rock hard skinny tyres, no power anything, dubious brakes and only a massive steering wheel for support. The phrase massive testicular fortitude springs to mind! The rest of the collection is also hugely impressive and features vehicles from manufacturers I've never heard of, let alone seen before. I knew of the the Tatra rear engined air cooled V8 of the late 40s but I've never seen one in captivity. Even if you're not an anorak you can't help but appreciate the beauty and style of this collection. The cafe is also excellent and ten Euros bought us a very tasty 2 course lunch each. I'd allow 4 hours of you want to take it all in properly as there is lots to read on the helpful multilingual touch screens. For me it's a must do in what is a great city. We took the 35 bus from town to the door in about 35 minutes. A five day bus/trolley/tram pass is ten Euros and worth every penny.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Thibaut L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    French point of view
    Hello, I will give you my French point of view on the motor museum in RIGA. First of all, I really liked this museum. Why is that? The light, the light in this museum is really good. The vehicles are really well exhibited. There is not a lot of information and we are not lost is this museum. We can see how the engine works with the starting handle. There are sovietic car, old car, importante car in the history. Do not hesitate, you will like this museum. The museum is not really big. You need 3 hours max to visit it but 2 hours will be really ok imo.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Brian S
    Redditch, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good Motor Museum.
    Modern perpose built museum. Beautiful restored cars. Some makes I've never heard of. Includes Brezhnev's wrecked Rolls Royce. Shows history of transport. Good restaurant onsite. Trolly bus 35 stops outside.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Pat L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming
    Simply an astonishing collection of cars and so many rarities!! Brezhnev's Royce... Russo balt. WOW! WOuld never have thought the museum could hold such vehicles on constant display! Next door there is an active race track too and perhaps at some summer days you can get to visit both in one go. Could be a great set.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
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Rainer
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The exposition is great, but staff is unfriendly and not pleasant. Museum has a car simulator and somehow you have to be at least 155 cm tall to use it. Concentration camp style female guard did not allow our son to use simulator as he was 2 cm too short. What a nonsense! Maybe let's do a simulatoir for Kaunas Zalgiris basketball players:(
Written 18 March 2024
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Pat L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Simply an astonishing collection of cars and so many rarities!! Brezhnev's Royce... Russo balt. WOW! WOuld never have thought the museum could hold such vehicles on constant display! Next door there is an active race track too and perhaps at some summer days you can get to visit both in one go. Could be a great set.
Written 6 March 2024
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Živilė V
Kaunas County, Lithuania33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The museum is modern and comfortable. The collection is marvellous. The museum is a real bliss for car lovers. Worth a visit!
Written 12 November 2023
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Jenni
Vantaa, Finland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
If you like cars, this is your place: three floors full of beautiful and interesting cars. There were a lot of kids under the age of 7, so I guess this is the place for them to be :)
My kids are a bit older and they would've liked to have interactive things which some museums have more.
Written 21 October 2023
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Brian S
Redditch, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Modern perpose built museum. Beautiful restored cars. Some makes I've never heard of. Includes Brezhnev's wrecked Rolls Royce. Shows history of transport. Good restaurant onsite. Trolly bus 35 stops outside.
Written 16 September 2023
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Thibaut L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Hello,

I will give you my French point of view on the motor museum in RIGA.

First of all, I really liked this museum. Why is that?

The light, the light in this museum is really good. The vehicles are really well exhibited.

There is not a lot of information and we are not lost is this museum. We can see how the engine works with the starting handle.

There are sovietic car, old car, importante car in the history.

Do not hesitate, you will like this museum. The museum is not really big. You need 3 hours max to visit it but 2 hours will be really ok imo.
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rangi27
Stevenage, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I love a good museum and the motor museum in Riga didn't disappoint. I didn't expect to find one of the rarest cars in the world here. The only Auto Union CD supercharged V16 race car from around 1937. Around 520hp and 200 mph with rock hard skinny tyres, no power anything, dubious brakes and only a massive steering wheel for support. The phrase massive testicular fortitude springs to mind! The rest of the collection is also hugely impressive and features vehicles from manufacturers I've never heard of, let alone seen before. I knew of the the Tatra rear engined air cooled V8 of the late 40s but I've never seen one in captivity. Even if you're not an anorak you can't help but appreciate the beauty and style of this collection. The cafe is also excellent and ten Euros bought us a very tasty 2 course lunch each. I'd allow 4 hours of you want to take it all in properly as there is lots to read on the helpful multilingual touch screens. For me it's a must do in what is a great city. We took the 35 bus from town to the door in about 35 minutes. A five day bus/trolley/tram pass is ten Euros and worth every penny.
Written 13 August 2023
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Timo N
Laihia, Finland232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Unique opportunity to see the extensive collection of Soviet cars and a good selection of conventional cars. Both the cars and the facilities were in perfect condition.
Written 11 August 2023
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Adrian T
Silchester, UK204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A little out of the way. Take the 35 bus instead of a taxi which cost 30 euros each way. Well worth the trip though as this is a well appointed museum for car buffs. The cost was 10 euros for all day. There are the usual suspects from mainland Europe and the USA but the highlights are the vehicles from behind the old iron curtain. There are makes from Germany and the USSR, some which I had never heard of or likely to see in another museum. Of particular interest were the limousines of previous russian presidents (Stalin, Lenin and Breshnev). Each car had a small history in various languages next to it so that you knew what you were looking at. There are activities for children if need be.
I recommend that you buy your fridge magnets here as they are a lot cheaper than in the old town.
Written 30 July 2023
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Mrs_sandra_r0705
Vilnius, Lithuania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A lot of models in exposition. Most models renovated. Interesting to watch the progress in industry.
Written 1 May 2023
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