“We are satisfied and very glad that so many people expressed interest in participating in the museum evening activities dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Latvijas dzelzceļš in Latvian Railway History Museum, therefore, we plan to organize at least one museum evening also next summer,” said Regina Svirska, Communication Director of SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš.
Within the framework of the 90th anniversary month – July – on Wednesday evenings there were organized several activities in Latvian Railway History Museum. In all there was a considerable number of visitors. They were taking with them many presents for Latvijas dzelzceļš. The museum collection was supplemented with more than 500 drawings – greetings to Latvijas dzelzceļš, as well as 30 suitcases, which will be used as museum exhibits – the renewed baggage wagon interior.
In July each Wednesday evening until 21.00 everybody could visit the museum exposition – it was possible to view the exhibits that are not usually open for visitors, for example, locomotives, armoured wagons, engine driver cabin of the electric train and other. The visitors had a chance to listen to the museum employees, as well as to the former engine drivers with an experience of more that 30 years. The children, who visited the museum, participated in Drošības stundas, where they could watch the animated films about railway and participate in other activities. LDz employees taught them how to behave correctly in the train and near track. The most popular activity was a photo orientation game in the museum, jumping on an inflatable train and riding with a rail trolley.
Each evening there were also musical performances – in the museum evenings there performed Cosmos, Aprīļa pilieni, Hospitāļu iela, Drums Clinic, Gaujarts, but in the last museum evening there was an interesting performance by Roberts Gobziņš and SKA orchestra (known as Resnie putni) that gave a musical performance specially dedicated to the anniversary of Latvijas dzelzceļš.
Since there has been a huge interest in visiting the museum, museum evenings will be organized also next summer.
Prepared by LDz Public Relations Division