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Riga Aviation Museum

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Overgrown aviation heaven

Although next to airport apron best to get there by taxi. Ask driver to wait so you don't get stranded there. Owner had to open rusting gate to let us in. 7 euros each to... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
Gaynor J
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 - is only 5 to 10 mins from the airport building so if you flights fit... More 

Thank j2tatum
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 reviews
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 passion for aviation and it shows.

Thank chase b
Tauranga, New Zealand
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117 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 sign saying its open, you will need to ring the bell, and a guy will... More 

Thank TaurangaTikiTourer
Guelph, Canada
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67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 bell and wait. In a few minutes, somebody came, we paid our 7 euro entrance... More 

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 rung it and waited. About 2 minutes later, a man came up to the gate... More 

Thank luke g
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 an admission fee is charged for rather than what I would call a Museum. The... More 

Thank SJC247
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Although next to airport apron best to get there by taxi. Ask driver to wait so you don't get stranded there. Owner had to open rusting gate to let us in. 7 euros each to enter. Place run down and more like a scrapyard. Some aircraft hidden by trees and larger aircraft could not be viewed due to being too... More 

Thank Gaynor J
York, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

As an aviation buff this was what first made me want to go to Riga - the only place outside Russia where you can see a Tupolev strategic nuclear bomber. There are about 40 Soviet aircraft - MiG fighters, Mil helicopters including the MASSIVE Mil-6 which could seat over 90 people, transports and airliners. They are all outside, so a... More 

Thank ANS321
Honolulu, Hawaii
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186 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Highly recommend it if you are nearby. Located right outside Riga's Airport, this was a great way to kill some time and see some cool Eastern European aircraft! As soon as you exit the airport, turn left and after a five minute walk, you will reach the entrance. Once you see the gate, go ahead and ring that buzzer! I... More 

Thank Sterling E
Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We went to the aviation museum after passing it on the bus on the way back to the airport. To get there is less than a 5 minute walk to left of the airport as you come out of the terminal building. When you get there you have to ring the bell for the curator to come. Some people on... More 

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