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Riga Aviation Museum

Riga International Airport, Riga, Latvia
+371 26 862 707
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Soviet aircraft retro dream

A quite intriguing and small place right by the airport, with an old man on bike meeting you at the... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Nadia M
via mobile
Collection of one mans love of Aviation

Firstly you have to ring the bell at the gate for the owner to let you in. The red gate has gone... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Philip P
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Riga International Airport, Riga, Latvia
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+371 26 862 707
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

A quite intriguing and small place right by the airport, with an old man on bike meeting you at the gate. The collection consists of aircrafts, vehicules and even a visit to a tiny accessory museum (cameras, aviation memorabilia et ) where you are invited...More

Thank Nadia M
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Firstly you have to ring the bell at the gate for the owner to let you in. The red gate has gone and it’s a very new looking silver metal one. The Aircraft vary in condition but remember it’s just one mans collection and the...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is funny. It's for aircrafts enthusiastics. This place look like a junk yard which the old man lives in. Between the aircrafts there are a lot of junk like I've never seen in this kind of museums before. Kids toys. Lawn mowers. Cars...More

Thank GreenWillie
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

This museum is more of a boneyard than a formal museum. That said it is superb with some great Cold War wrecks and relics on display that one will never see outside of the East. I loved my time wandering around the place. Well worth...More

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Part museum part aircraft scrapyard. Some interesting soviet aircraft and other hardware. Once you've found the gate in the fence and rung the bell to be let in. It was worth seeing as its viewed when you land at the airport.

Thank Barb56L
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I visited the day of my departure from Riga, after seeing this interesting old-school boneyard while taxiing in on arrival. Taxi driver happy to drop me off before the terminal but we had problems finding the entrance, it’s very close to the airport terminal, turn...More

Thank Fun2Fly
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Nice aviation museum in Riga international airport territory. A lot of Soviet, Russian made aircraft and some western aircraft are displayed under open sky. The guide and museum owner gather this collection together personally, he is the pilot and aviation enthusiast. You can get to...More

Thank Raimonds R
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Seeing Cold War hardware is a must if you like aviation. These types of places are a gem. What looks like a privately own collection. Short walk from arrivals. Pay a visit after you arrive and avoid the crush on the bus into town.

Thank mlchael812006
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The museum is just a short walk from the Main Riga Airport terminal. Arrive at the gate ring the bell and an older gentleman on a bicycle arrives pay 7 Euros and take yourself on a self guided tour with some signage provided. There is...More

Thank IEAO
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Definitely worth a visit ! If you got time to kill between 2 flights (you can reach it from the airport in less than 5 mn by walk) or just before flying out of Riga, plan an average of 1 hour visit.

Thank Rodichon
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Philip P
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Visited several times. Both in weekdays and weekends.
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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
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