Jelgava Exhibition of Latvian Railway History Museum

The exhibition of the Latvian Railway and History Museum in Jelgava, located in a residential house of railwaymen built in 1904 offers an opportunity to get acquainted with one of the oldest and most important railway hubs in Latvia, as well as to feel how the development of railway has affected our lives up till today and investigate a number of things crucial for functioning of the railway.

Railwaymen have always been proud of their work, and often it is not just a profession, it is their lifestyle. Their story is also told in the exhibition "Railway and Railwaymen in Jelgava: 1920s - 1930s" showing the history of Jelgava railway hub and railway station personnel, locomotive drivers, roads and depots workers - of those who have dedicated their work and life to development of Jelgava railway.
Exhibition "From Semaphore to Dispatcher Centralisation" tells the visitors the organisation of rail traffic. Its main character is the station attendant who is responsible not only for the movement of trains, but also for safety of passengers and daily work in the station. Owing to the exhibits, mural painting by Raitis Junkers, interactive stands and railway model, visitors have a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the equipment and procedures for organising the rail traffic.
The outside exhibition shows two handcars, locomotive wheels, a signalman post, hydro columns, traffic lights and semaphore, which, after the restoration has regained its former glory.
The exhibition also offers an opportunity to watch films about the history of the railway, railway model demonstrations, while children can enjoy cartoons and games about safety on the railway.

  • Upon a prior arrangement it is possible to go on a tour to the former locomotive depot in Jelgava.
  • It is also possible to celebrate a birthday in the museum.
  • Souvenirs and books about the railway.


Do you know where Jelgava depot is located, what treasures are hidden there and what a swivel is? You will have an opportunity to find it all out during this tour. We offer a special adventure with a short visit to the Latvian Railway and History Museum in Jelgava, the opportunity to see how the alarms and switches look in reality, get familiar with the work of a swivel and history of Jelgava depot, to find out who marshal Bagramyan was and visit his service wagon, have a look at a steam locomotive and other vehicles.
During the tour we will have to walk a lot (approx. 40 min), so please choose weather appropriate clothing and shoes.
Prior reservation is mandatory, number of people in the group - up to 20 people, children must be accompanied by adults.


To make your birthday special and memorable, to learn something new and exciting, and simply to have a wonderful time come and celebrate your birthday in the railway museum.
The birthday guests will also have an opportunity to view the exhibition.

Prices and entrance fee

For adults EUR 1.50
Students, pensioners EUR 0.80
Excursions in Latvian EUR 5.00
Excursions in other languages EUR 15.00

Pupils, people with disabilities and their companions, employees of the Latvian Railway and museums, members of ICOM - free of charge

"Excursion to Jelgava DEPOT" EUR 3.00 per person

"Excursion to Jelgava DEPOT" for group (pupils until 20 persons) in latvian EUR 15,00

"Excursion to Jelgava DEPOT" for group in other laguage EUR 15,00

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Adults 1,50 Children 0,80
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Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 19:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
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