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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

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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...more
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This wonderful museum involves an awful lot of reading, but if you make the effort you will be rewarded with very depth information and displays detailing almost everything there is to know about the occupation of Latvia during both the Nazi wartime era and the...More

Thank June A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took us along while to work our way round the exhibits in this museum as it goes into great depth but gives you a much better idea of just what the Latvian people have been through in recent history.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We joined an English tour which was very good, however the guide who knew his stuff took too long. We left half way through and another couple on our tour left soon after. Well worth a visit but the guide just told us what was...More

Thank GrahamP108
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately we missed the English speaking tour which was a pity but partly followed a German tour which with a bit of schoolboy German gave an additional insight to the wealth of material to be read. Otherwise there is lot to read but it is...More

Thank Chaxx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is important to remember our past so that we don’t repeat it in the future, so this museum does a good job of reminding people about the failed social experiments of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. I’ll look forward to seeing the new...More

Thank motleytwins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk here from the main centre which was only 25 minutes. From the outside this building looks innocent. They run tours here, but not all day, so I waited until a tour was available. The tour leader was very serious which added to the...More

Thank Fil N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum for an in depth loo at Latvia's last 100 years from a military and political view. Its currently in a temporary location, which leads me to belive it doesn't hold as much as the permanent location. My only criticism its...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both the Tallinn and Riga Museums of Occupation. Both are good, but the Riga museum is in temporary quarters while the building in Town Hall square is being renovated. I found the Riga museum easier to understand. The long periods of Soviet and...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is actually normally housed in a building in the old town which is undergoing renovations. However, the present site is well done, free with a suggested donation and the tour was very informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, just to reinforce what others have posted- the original museum building in Town Hall Square is being restored and updated, so the museum is currently located in the old American Embassy building not too far from the Latvian National Museum of Art. In fact,...More

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Hayley S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Latvian_dude | 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