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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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“latvian history” (69 reviews)
“nazi germany” (22 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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"temporary location"
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"latvian history"
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"nazi germany"
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"recent history"
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"chronological order"
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"free entry"
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"soviet union"
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"better understanding"
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"worth a visit"
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"eye opening"
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"freedom monument"
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"baltic states"
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"visiting riga"
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"old town"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is housed in temporary accommodation while the old site in Old Town Square is being extended and refurbished. The exhibits are on the first floor and contained in several rooms. Everything is clearly written in English and there is a lot of information...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The harrowing existence of the country from 1940 to 1990 is well chronicled here. The school trips rather impeded our enjoyment but that's a small price to pay

Thank 490theos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Situated in the old US embassy, this is a temporary site while the main site in the Old City is renovated and expanded. What there is here really isn't much. It's mainly text outlining the (largely tragic) history of Latvia between 1941 and 1991, along...More

Thank LMOverby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative museum. Hard to imagine what it must have been like living under Russian rule twice. Latvia thought the Germans would liberate them but the Russians take power again after the 2nd world war. Made me realise how lucky I am living in a...More

Thank Saxblower
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This exhibition was very interesting, I had known so little about the length and severity of the occupation. Very moving displays, everything brought to life the trials the nation went through. Shocking

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry but was very enlightening to read about the occupation of Latvia by the Russians, Natizs and again the Russians and see photos and listen to videos of persons who went through the hardship of the occupations and the dreadful way the people were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent exhibit that gave a very detailed account of the occupation. Every display was in English as well, so No troubles trying to understand. Free entrance was nice too. Definitely a do not miss in Riga.

Thank Mallory C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located at the former building which belonged in the past to Embassy of The United States of America. This is very nice two-storeyed museum which tells you about history of Latvia when it was part of USSR and Nazi Germany occupation periods....More

Thank Constantine R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it is everyday I believe at noon and 4pm. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful guide. Karlis was so informative and answered all our questions. You can tell he has a passion for his country and it shows in his knowledge and he...More

Thank jetapilot
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the musuem manages in its current rooms - its a bit a stretch - to subsummize the complex history with Nazi Germany and Russia (2x) taking control of its nation. Apparently, this historical work is currently being undermined and hence its even more important to...More

Thank FOL-1003
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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
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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
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