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Riga Aviation Museum

Riga International Airport, Riga, Latvia
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Some nice ex Soviet era pieces

We decided to visit the Riga Aviation Museum on arrival to Riga in May 2017 after seeing it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John H
Swindon, United Kingdom
This is not a museum.

This is not a museum it is a scrap yard but it is interesting. The exhibits are on poor condition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bicester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Riga International Airport, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Riga Aviation Museum on arrival to Riga in May 2017 after seeing it advertised online. The museum itself is just to the right of the exit of the arrivals hall. You need to press the buzzer to be let into...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a museum it is a scrap yard but it is interesting. The exhibits are on poor condition and there is not a lot to see but what they have is interesting. Looks like it is run by a couple of ex soviet...More

Thank ADZ552
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be frank I rated this as very good purely because I've been an aviation enthusiast all my life, and unless you visit Krakow or the Monino museum outside Moscow I doubt if there is a collection anywhere else as extensive. To the uninitiated from...More

Thank happytraveller085
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The museum has gathered together an extensive collection of ex Soviet Air Force aircraft and helicopters. Admission is gained by ringing a bell near a gate in the boundary fence which brings a volunteer to admit the visitor. Access is granted to some of the...More

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 30 January 2017

firstly do you like aircraft , now do you want to see aircraft youy will never see again? well this is the palce rusting mig fighters and a 90 person helicopter i didnt even know existed , worth 7euros but maybe not for all -...More

Thank j2tatum
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Get close up and hands on with all the classic aircraft here. I got to sit in cockpit of many fighters and I enjoyed going inside the Huge soviet era helicopter. This museum is maintained by a small group of volunteers who really have a...More

Thank chase b
Reviewed 3 August 2016

What an experience! Its adjacent to the Riga airport; if you are driving, park in the short stay car park and walk for 5 minutes, or if you are lucky you might find a spot just outside the 'Museum' Although the 'Museum" will have a...More

1  Thank TaurangaTikiTourer
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Located less than 5 minutes from the airport terminal, it is an outside museum, like most, if not all, aviation museums across the former USSR. The taxi dropped us at the main entrance: an old beat up rusted gate with a sign to ring the...More

1  Thank LongEZ-Flyer
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I visited the museum at the back end of the year during December. When i arrived, I came to a gate that was closed so I assumed that the museum was closed for winter. However, there was a bell next to the gate so I...More

Thank luke g
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Called in to view the Museum after arriving by air - about 5 min walk from the Terminal Building. There are certainly an interesting selection of items on display for the dedicated enthusiast, but the place struck me as being more like a scrapyard that...More

Thank SJC247
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Is this open in November?
10 April 2017|
Response from j2tatum | Reviewed this property |
it was in January check on the website it is only open certain days and specifically between certain hours you just go to the gate and ring the bell it is normally only 1 or 2 people there it is only a small walk from... More