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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
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Reviewed yesterday

It's currently housed in this venue as it's previous location is under construction until 2020. I think this is nicely done. I knew nothing on the occupation of Latvia so I found this informative and very interesting. It may not be for everyone as there...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place to visit. The exhibits are small, mostly informations panels (in English!) along with photos but there are a small number of artefacts and videos as well. The story of Latvia’s occupation and the I,pact on the country is told very...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very boring place with poor exposition. You haven't visit it if you are in Riga. Better spend time in other historical places

Thank Art T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good videos explaining the sad history of the occupation of Latvia. Also moving interviews with survivors of exile to Siberia. The exhibits are a bit static but I learned so much I did not know including the thousands of Jews that we killed in WWII.

Thank Cheri A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the temporary display until 2020. We were disappointed about this but I am sure it will be amazing when finished. The exhibits required a great deal.of reading and did not show much more than photos. However the videos taught me so much about...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the set up and information of the museum a lot, mire perspective and first hand accounts than straight facts which is useful for the topic but less strictly educational than other formats. English audio Congress with the ticket.

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to go to this museum by a friend and it was an eye-opener to the various occupations of Riga by the Russians and the Germans. It was very hot in the museum.

Thank judithhedges7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a book on a wall museum just now which was still fun but if your planning I’d be patient and wait till new one. If your kiss passing through it’s a good hour of you want a history read.

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place, where are collected Latvian people memories and artefacts of 3 occupations (Russian (Soviet) 1940-41, Nationalsocialists (German)1941-45, Soviet 1945-91). With Communist-Nationalsocialist pact of 23.08.1939 and joint Soviet- Nazi invasion in European countries, also Latvia became part of this treachery. If for Europe WW2 ended in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum exhibition was really interesting, and the museum didn't have an entrance price. The material in the museum was really informative and fascinating. But the air quality and the temperature in the museum were not good, it was way too hot. Still I would...More

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Hayley S
11 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
11 January 2018|
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Yes, just by the museum
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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