Riga Aviation Museum has developed over the past 40 years. Officially, it became a museum in 1997, without any state support. The Aviation Museum is unique in the Baltic countries and one of the largest in Europe. Its collection of Soviet aircraft is also the biggest one outside of CIS. The museum is located near Riga International Airport. It is open weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays by appointment.