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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” (66 reviews)
“nazi germany” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in Riga to understand the history. No entrance fee but a donation will do. It comes with English explanations.

Thank hi_shirley
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank AndyfromStIves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time visit to Latvia, this museum is a must to learn about Latvia's recent history and how the country has developed into the free state it is now. Very informative displays with detailed information and pictures.

Thank JimR455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of very good displays, with many rare items from Rissia and Germany. My husband was in seventh heaven her.

Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Ed K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Birte L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank supersaint76
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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