Excursions

Travellers, tourists and history lovers are welcome to enjoy a variety of our excursions!

Group size may vary between 2 and 25. Feel free to sign up by calling 25435736 between 10.00 AM and 06.00 PM on weekdays or sending an e-mail to vefmuzejs@riga.lv 

Please make sure to book a tour no later than three days before the desired date!

 

PREMISES OF THE VEF CULTURE PALACE

We offer guided tours of the premises of the Palace, including the Large Hall of the VEF Culture Palace, the Mirror Hall, rehearsal rooms, seminar rooms, etc. A guide will be there to inform you on a number of interesting facts about the architecture, history and reconstruction of the Palace.

The tour lasts about 45 minutes, the price per group is EUR 10.00 (in Latvian) or EUR 15.00 (in English or Russian). 
 

VEF History Museum

The Museum's new exposition invites visitors for an interactive adventure trip into the history of VEF: to discover how it feels when you call someone by spinning a rotary dial of take a picture with the VEF Minox camera, to hear the unique sounding of radio broadcasts from the 1930s, the 1960s and the 1970s, to take a virtual tour across the territory of VEF and see remarkable sites and places.

The exposition features telephone sets and radio receivers that once won awards at international fairs, including the legendary "Tūrists" and "Spīdola". Visitors can also see a most diverse variety of items from the 1920s and the 1930s – electric bulbs, a vacuum cleaner, pocket lights and batteries, a wind generator and other products of the VEF Factory, most completely described by the contemporary saying: "VEF produced everything, from needles to aeroplanes." Telephone sets dating back to the period from the 1950s to the 1980s, telephone exchanges, transistor radios and stereo cassette recorders are witnesses to the achievements of VEF during the Soviet era. Touch screens contain a wealth of interesting facts about such aspects of the life of VEF as sports and medicine, and can also illustrate the story with documentary videos.

The tour lasts about 45 minutes, the price per group is EUR 10.00 (in Latvian) or EUR 15.00 (in English or Russian). 

 

VEF TERRITORY

History lovers will surely appreciate a guided tour of the territory that once used to be the site of VEF Factory. This exciting hike will take you to the workshops that used to produce the famous VEF Minox cameras, transistor radios "Spīdola" and the legendary bobs.

The tour lasts about 90 minutes, the price per group is EUR 15.00 (in Latvian) or EUR 25.00 (in English or Russian).

 

Excursions can be combined in order to visit several sights at once.

VEF CULTURE PALACE + VEF HISTORY MUSEUM

The tour lasts up to 90 minutes; the price per group is EUR 15.00 (in Latvian) or EUR 25.00 (in English or Russian).


VEF CULTURE PALACE + VEF TERRITORY / VEF HISTORY MUSEUM + VEF TERRITORY

The tour lasts up to 2 hours; the price per group is EUR 25.00 (in Latvian) or EUR 35.00 (in English or Russian).


VEF CULTURE PALACE + VEF HISTORY MUSEUM + VEF TERRITORY

The tour lasts up to 3 hours; the price per group is EUR 35.00 (in Latvian) or EUR 50.00 (in English or Russian).

 

Feel free to sign up by calling 25435736 between 10.00 AM and 06.00 PM on weekdays or sending an e-mail to vefmuzejs@riga.lv. Please make sure to book no later than three days before the anticipated tour date.

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