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Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

Maskavas iela 14a, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 270 827
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Small yet powerful museum

A small and mostly outside museum, and not far from the old town. Some of the exhibits seemed a bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoebe D
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Interesting museum

We enjoyed our visit here, although during the time we were there it was being rennovated so it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David C
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small and mostly outside museum, and not far from the old town. Some of the exhibits seemed a bit haphazard at first, and some were closed for renovation, but that didn't take anything away from the meaning behind the museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here, although during the time we were there it was being rennovated so it was a little unclear what was open and what was closed. The museum is laid out in a numeric pattern. Unfortunately, the house was being used for...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really moved by the site. In all the Baltic countries the tragedy of WW2 and the Holocaust looms large. It was sad to see the models of the synagogues that once stood in Latvia that were destroyed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small area with a possibility to see a piece of history in it. Mainly outside "museum" within walking distance from Riga bus station. There's also guided tour in area, but you can also just go and walk on your own. Free of charge.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always when visiting these museums we pause for thought. The majority of the information is outside on large boards with English translation. There is also a cattle carriage to give you at least some idea of what the people suffered. It was wet when...More

Thank Carole L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Jews in Latvia Museum is riveting, informative and moving. It is filled with photos and documents of many kinds detailing Jewish history in Latvia since the 1600s. The headphone commentary is highly detailed and very worthwhile. Also I was warmly welcomed by a member...More

Thank Lady C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

For me this is a MUST see when in Riga. Brings the horror of the Riga ghetto and what happened in Latvia to live. Its harrowing and the room which has the history of the extermination of the Armenian Jews makes for horrible reading its...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The Museum tells the tragic stories of our past. The Holocaust happened about 75 years ago, still there are living survivors, but we know so little about it and the nazi ghettos. The Museum is a Must-visit place, with documented facts and artefacts, including detailed...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very interesting site, however partly under reconstruction. The story of this period must never be forgotten.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A 10 minute walk out of the old town along the river brings you to the holocaust museum. It’s not well advertised, we only found it through google maps. Upon walking through the gates, someone came out of an office to tell us which displays...More

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FayeEdwards
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - But if you look at the Museum Website it has details (as does the Riga Tourism Site). I think they are opem from about 1000 until 1700 if I remember correctly
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