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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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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank PekkR
Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank Mats Tomas K
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.

Thank Angela B
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.

Thank Yali L
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...More

Thank Kayleigh C
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.

Thank Blissdog
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...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the museum name tells, it features the occupation history since Nazi to Soviet in Latvia. It was a temporary exhibition when we went there (the original one was in renovation), so it took us quite a while to find it. There were many boards...More

1  Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking near the University of Latvia when we came across this museum, temporarily moved to what had been the U.S. embassy. Visiting is an almost overwhelming experience as it becomes clear what the Latvian people had to cope with between 1940 and 1991....More

Thank Betty5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get to visit the actual museum. We went to the temporary exhibition as the actual museum was closed for renovations. The temporary exhibition was truly a waste of time. It was a hallway with a couple of posters. Was expecting more.

Thank Maria G
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How can anyone in their right mind consider this important museum to the worst period in Latvia's history as terrible? My grandfather and many other Latvians were taken to Siberia and died there or were shot, as my grandfather was! This is one of those most important, informative venues in Riga! This is not a question but a statement of fact!
24 August 2015|
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Response from historylinguistravel | Reviewed this property |
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
Такое впечатление, что уважаемый ValimM67 посетил Музей для галочки. Предварительно не изучив историю латышского народа и не пообщавшись с латышами, которые всё это пережили в своих семьях. Очень жаль. Единственное - каждый имеет право на свое мнение. Я с ним не согласен.
27 April 2017|
Response from NadiaDamian | Reviewed this property |
Мнение, основанное на лживой пропаганде, направленной на разжигание национальной розни, очень широко распространено среди латышской половины населения Латвии. Пропаганда в стиле "русские идут, русские вон из Латвии, мы от... More
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Hallo!! Ist es gestattet zum Fotografieren? Is it allowed to take photos?
23 March 2017|
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