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Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

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The saddest place in the city

It's such a pity that only Jews are interested in this place and no one in the street could tell... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Netanya, Israel
Amazing place! I recommend it!

I had one day in Riga and I only can choose a place. I chose the Riga Ghetto and Museum, and it was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Alan L
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you have time. Touching as any holocaust museum and draws a good picture of the history of Jews in Riga. But: almost too much information, hard to absorb, difficult to follow. Mostly outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iidaliinas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice, partly open-air museum. There's quite a bit of reading on walls outside so I would plan in advance as on cold or wet days this will not be enjoyable. The 2nd hall with individual stories on hanging lampshades is original and personalises the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

It's such a pity that only Jews are interested in this place and no one in the street could tell us, where it is situated. Very sad place. The exposition is wonderful and that's why it is so difficult to be at this museum. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I had one day in Riga and I only can choose a place. I chose the Riga Ghetto and Museum, and it was a nice decision! The place is humble and is very well cared for the workers. They do a very nice job. Is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went in the exit by mistake but the guide was very pleasant and helpful. Some of the rooms were laid out in a very thought provoking way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum especially based on the ghetto of Riga. Exhibit 2 showing a room of light shades depicting those coming to Riga was beautiful and the wall of information so poignant, A must visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

A must see for the history of Europe and Latvia's place in its history. Chilling exhibition and the list of names displayed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Disgruntled1108
Reviewed 8 October 2018

No charge here just a request for a donation. A very poignant exhibition with the images of those murdered and their story displayed on light shades. There is also an exhibition of the Armenian genocide.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMKGlasgow
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

As the name suggests the museum details the atrocities of the holocaust and the Riga Ghettos. The museum is largely open air . It’s well laid out and explained. The museum is free of charge and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Interailtraveller
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A must visit place in Riga. It is near the central market and a walking distance from the old town. Visitors are mostly foreigners. Seems that the local people aren’t so keen to visit the area. Please e check also the Latvia history, so you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - But if you look at the Museum Website it has details (as does the Riga Tourism Site). I think they are opem from about 1000 until 1700 if I remember correctly