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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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I have visited also the museum of occupation in Vilna, Lithuania and while the one in Riga is perhaps not on par with that, it still gives a lot very important information what the occupation was about. The museum starts from the first Soviet occupation,...More
Very interesting museum narrating the story of Latvia during the 20th century with photos and descriptions. There were a video with testimonies from survivors which was really eye opening. The descriptive of photos is offered in English as well and one can select the language/subtitles...More
I visited the interim museum (the main museum is being rebuilt) so I can’t speak about how a visit to the ”real” museum is. The interim museum however told an interesting story abou the latvian history. Three small rooms (one for each occupation). The story...More
This museum gives a great overview of the modern history of Latvia - including pre-WW2 Soviet Occupation, the Nazi Regime era and the 1945-1991 Period when Latvia was again part of the Soviet Union. Good transition into the independence movement of the early 1990s too....More
I spent about two hours in this Museum.Entry isby donations but the average seems to be €5 judging by the Glass donation box.
You get a great overview of the Occupation of Latvia by the Nazis and the Russians.It is a ideal place to go...More
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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
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 visitor of the horrors of the Soviet occupation.
I said in my assessment of the museum that it is the most informative venue of the terrible fate of the Latvian people. The quality of the museum is beyond reproach. By the way, did you visit the so-called Corner House (Stu'ra ma'ja) which contains the Cheka's cells? It is terrible in the sense that the atrocities committed there were terrible. The exhibits are among the most informative in the entire world. By the way, I am of Latvian ancestry myself with near-native fluency in the language.