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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

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Address: Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 212 715
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is an historic educational...

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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A good and concise museum which presents the tragic fate of a small nation and country in the pressure between two cruel dictators. I live in the Baltic region and I belong to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PekkR
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms contain mostly charts describing the occupation history. Artifacts are rare, though. If it is raining, you could always step inside. Attend a guided tour. That is always better.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As of now (May 2017) the museum is not longer hosted close to the town hall but is hosted in a building close to the liberty monument. The exhibiton is quite small but very informative and interesting. You don't need to buy tickets or pay an entrance fee but I would highly recommend paying 10 euros for a private guide.

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Thank Fredrik R
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a class there for a study abroad. Our tour guide was fantastic and the displays were very informative. I would highly recommend it.

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Thank Rich G
Lappeenranta, Finland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good and concise museum which presents the tragic fate of a small nation and country in the pressure between two cruel dictators. I live in the Baltic region and I belong to the the generation who has been taught the history of 1940s so there was nothing new for me. But for the younger generation and for those who... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very much a reading tour but gives a picture of the hardship this country had. And walking the streets of Riga and talking to people I don't see or hear a bit of hate of what happened. Everybody is so positive and friendly.

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Thank Mats Tomas K
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It took some finding and quite a walk but worth it. It is quite hard to put into words how I felt going around the Museum, I suppose in the end when I came out was that I felt grateful.

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Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current place is temporary as the original one near the Blackheads Building is under renovation. It has very good exhibition with the section of WWII and Soviet time. It is a good place to understand the history and Latvians.

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Thank Yali L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After attempting to visit this museum on my first day in Riga, but finding that it had been moved to a temporary location, I made sure it was top of my list for the days to follow. Not knowing much about Latvia and its Nazi and Soviet Union occupations, I found this museum extremely informative and interesting. The museum was... More 

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Thank Kayleigh C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place really hits home re the history of Riga and what the locals have been through. Lots of visuals, reading and videos. A tough one to stomach but this place is the one to get the best feel for the place.

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Thank Blissdog
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum explains the occupation of Latvia by both the Soviets and the Nazis. It has lots of information in English as well as Latvian. There were also video testimonies from people who lived through and experienced Soviet occupation, which were very interesting but quite sad.I think it is important to remember this history so this museum is well worth... More 

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