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Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

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The saddest place in the city

It's such a pity that only Jews are interested in this place and no one in the street could tell... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Netanya, Israel
Amazing place! I recommend it!

I had one day in Riga and I only can choose a place. I chose the Riga Ghetto and Museum, and it was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Alan L
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Maskavas iela 14a, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Very informative and well presented. Reduced me to tears at points.

8  Thank Shirley F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I went there very briefly on 5 July 2013 during a quick stopover in Riga. It was quite difficult to find-you need to have an up to date street map or ask at tourist information, but once there I found it very moving- several of...More

5  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, partly open-air museum. There's quite a bit of reading on walls outside so I would plan in advance as on cold or wet days this will not be enjoyable. The 2nd hall with individual stories on hanging lampshades is original and personalises the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's such a pity that only Jews are interested in this place and no one in the street could tell us, where it is situated. Very sad place. The exposition is wonderful and that's why it is so difficult to be at this museum. I...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I had one day in Riga and I only can choose a place. I chose the Riga Ghetto and Museum, and it was a nice decision! The place is humble and is very well cared for the workers. They do a very nice job. Is...More

2  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went in the exit by mistake but the guide was very pleasant and helpful. Some of the rooms were laid out in a very thought provoking way.

Thank m0rganhelen
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum especially based on the ghetto of Riga. Exhibit 2 showing a room of light shades depicting those coming to Riga was beautiful and the wall of information so poignant, A must visit

Thank fktom
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A must see for the history of Europe and Latvia's place in its history. Chilling exhibition and the list of names displayed.

Thank Disgruntled1108
Reviewed 8 October 2018

No charge here just a request for a donation. A very poignant exhibition with the images of those murdered and their story displayed on light shades. There is also an exhibition of the Armenian genocide.

Thank DMKGlasgow
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

As the name suggests the museum details the atrocities of the holocaust and the Riga Ghettos. The museum is largely open air . It’s well laid out and explained. The museum is free of charge and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A must visit place in Riga. It is near the central market and a walking distance from the old town. Visitors are mostly foreigners. Seems that the local people aren’t so keen to visit the area. Please e check also the Latvia history, so you...More

Thank LasseJ414
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is an open air exhibition. it is very small (only 7 rooms). It is interesting and it is free. there are no signs but there is an entrance on both streets (one facing the river and one block behind)

Thank Adriana B
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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