A must visit in Riga to understand the history. No entrance fee but a donation will do. It comes with English explanations.
About The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
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The children in the tour group found it long. The adults found it fascinating. Spares items, but lots of information that was highlighted by an excellent guide. Will return with friends.
Although in its temporary location on Raina Bulvaris, this was no distraction. Excellently presented "storyboards" - in Latvian and English - with pictures (and personal exhibits in display cases) and some video exhibits in differing languages, tell the history of the Country and the Latvian...More
The museum tells the story of the 20th century history of Latvia through photographs, narrative, videos and recorded interviews. Essential place to visit for tourist wishing to understand Latvia. Entry is free but donations are invited.
The history of Latvia's occupation is essential learning for anyone on a trip to the country for the first time. The exhibit is simple and mostly text based but tours are available. We found we learned a lot from a visit of about an hour....More
Beware old guidebooks - this museum is no longer in Rifleman's Square but is in an easy to find location on the other side of the old town, not far from the Freedom Monument. It's extremely well presented, in both Latvian and English throughout, with...More
If you are interested in learning about thehistory of Latvia, this is a good place to start. The museum concentrates on the Nazi Occupation and later the Russian Occupation, and you really get very good information both in Latvian and in English about the sufferings...More
Very interesting visit, the museum is set out in an easy to follow way. Lots of information about how the local coped with both occupations.