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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
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Although a small museum it is well worthwhile to understand more about Latvian history in the 20th century. Recommended. Fee is by donation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lady5000
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Very informative, covers a piece of history that we as Maericans do not always learn. Thank you very much!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 11 October 2018

History of the city with some exhibitions. Currently the museum felt a bit disjointed as there is a new museum being built the other side of the Old Town

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Disgruntled1108
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Latvia's history is littered with unfortunate events. Makes you appreciate our era of relative peace. Came away with a new respect for the Latvian people. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roddy A
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I’m not Latvian but I was moved by the privations of the population during the occupation, and the heroism of the people during the “Singing Revolution”. The museum was evocative and inspirational

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ianhwright
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valentina C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick W
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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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