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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is an historic educational institution located in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 1993 to exhibit artifacts, archive documents, and educate the public about the 51-year period in the 20th century when Latvia was successively occupied by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944.
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“nazi germany” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting Museum with alot of history of latvia. Easy to walk to and free entry. The Museum is not massive you would not spend more than 30mins unless you read every exhibit.

Thank philba890
Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent insight in to the huge amount of turmoil and toning and fringe Latvia has undertaken over the last 100 years. Very fascinating and moving. Free entry, but donations, in my opinion, are an absolute must.

Thank Ellen170
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is free entry. I would suggest watching the introduction video before visiting the KGB building as it will give you a good insight into the history of Latvia.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Currently housed in the old American embassy whilst the original location is modernised. Limited exhibits. Not sure how long before relocated as it seems to be well over due and no sign of the new build

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Latvia has been a political football between USSR and Germany and kicked around by both it's neighbours. An informative museum leads the visitor through the sad recent history of Latvia. Deeply moving experience. No entrance fee but you should contribute to the up keep of...More

Thank researcher59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic museum that shines a light into a part of the history of 20th century Europe that many are unaware of. Walking around this museum makes me wonder at the strength and resilience of the Latvian people (and their Baltic neighbours) in the face...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Step outside the beauty of the Old Town and spend an hour in silence while learning the tragic history of Latvia. If you don’t leave the museum with a great deal of reflection then you are missing a major part of humanity. The museum is...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here having also done the KGB corner house, St Peters Church and the Riga Holocaust exhibition - all were good but this museum / exhibition filled in all the gaps Whilst the exhibition is visually informative in a number of languages - for €5...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going to see - educational although was a bit of information overload .. but easy to spend an hour here to learn about the history of Latvia

Thank NaimahCallachand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing exhibit - hopefully it will improve once exhibition is transferred to its new building! A few rooms lined with boards detailing Russian and German occupation - lacking in portrayal of what must have been a terrible time for Latvians.

Thank Jackie H
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Hayley S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Arnis M | Reviewed this property |
The nearest tram stops are Nacionalais Teatris, trams 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and Merkela iela, trams 1, 3, 6, 11 The museum is in between these two
Hayley S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Birte L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just by the museum
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Response from historylinguistravel | Reviewed this property |
The Soviet building housing the original part of the museum is esthetically and technically terrible, and plans for the expansion are still not complete. The building is also terrible in the sense that it reminds the... More