Opening of the Riga Motor Museum

The opening ceremony of Riga Motor Museum takes place on the 22nd of April, 1989. The date chosen for the opening was rather symbolic – Lenin’s birthday and the day of spring cleaning when in 1976 the Auto Union was recovered from ZiL factory in Moscow. With the opening of the museum the Latvian cultural-educational institutions were enriched with then and now largest car museum in the Baltic States. In 1989, the new museum was visited by 75 000 people, in 1990 the number of visitors reached already 130 000.