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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” (67 reviews)
“nazi germany” (22 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum offers a comprehensive examination of the hardships experienced by Latvia during occupations by the Soviets and then the Germans and then the Soviets again. The staff is well-informed and eager to answer questions. Their answers are thoughtful and comprehensive. After a visit here...More

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is in temporary quarters in the former US Embassy. We dutifully read all the exhibits. There were a few movie clips but dominated by tour guides and their groups. We had taken a tour about Soviet occupation in Vilnius and this was nearly...More

Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the information is totally incomprehensible of the life in Latvia, prior to becoming a Republic. The short introduction documentary really sets the scene

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived the museum, it was closed with high fences around and we were disappointed. After asking around then we realised the museum is renovated and the display has been temporarily moved to somewhere else. It is now located near the American Embassy. The...More

Thank IdaDarcyMa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free, overview of time in Latvian history when two powers ruled Latvia. Good not anyone, English and Latvian

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Virtually everything was in both Latvian and English, so no problem understanding what it was about. Well presented and interpreted, the panels explain the history of Nazi and Soviet control over Latvia from 1939 to 1991. Very informative and interesting. Allow two hours to read...More

Thank ggold113
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deeply moving, I now know how little I know about this tragic time. I am in awe of the fortitude and resilience of the Latvian people (so much to learn about Estonia and Lithuania as well). The presentations were interesting and powerful and easy to...More

Thank Twomaples
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. It provides a very clear summary of the 20th century occupation of Latvia and surrounding countries. All signboards are in Latvian, English as well as another couple of languages. It was really easy to follow and really enhanced understanding of the...More

Thank Kelli L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum recently because I was very curious about this topic. The information given in the museum is very good but I think could have made it more interactive and more interesting for visitors. I still enjoyed it but there is a lot...More

Thank Cheto M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The free museum presents the history of Latvia’s Soviet Occupation in a very accessible format. The exhibit is well done and can be viewed in just half an hour.

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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
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Hayley S
11 January 2018|
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Response from Birte L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just by the museum
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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
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