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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” (21 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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"temporary location"
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"latvian history"
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"nazi germany"
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"recent history"
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"soviet union"
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"chronological order"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"better understanding"
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"eye opening"
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"freedom monument"
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"baltic states"
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Some basic history about the countries struggle for independence with pictures. Not amazed , could be more impressive

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

It was raining so we ducked into this place. Spent about an hour wondering around and learning all about latvia and the occupation. Very informative.

Thank GentriaW
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a tour of the city of Riga and passed by this place on it, and we were intrigued. So when we had an hour or so to spare, we decided to pop in. It was free (big bonus) with donations. The museum was...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Not a pleasant way to spend a few hours, it deserves a few hours, but so important to understand the brutality of Nazis and Communists. If you like this type history museum make sure you go to the Powder Tower and adjacent War Museum.

Thank Waynetrip_12
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

I spent many hours in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, to reflect on the cost to my country and so many Latvians that I could freely walk around Riga and go to a Museum like this. It is, I think, a MUST-SEE. One...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Well worth a visit and to pay for guide which made visit all the more interesting. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank s0ksy
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Having been to the Topography of Terror in Berlin and the House of Terror in Budapest, I was expecting a lot but I was disappointed if I'm honest. In terms of what was good, I liked the donation in payment and how you could clearly...More

Thank Kiana S
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was a very informative and interesting museum. You will need to read a lot of information (versus looking at displays) to understand the events of the occupation, but it is worth the time!

Thank JanAdventures
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Unfortunately. there was no access for disabled. However, a new museum is being created which will have all ameneties

Thank kay h
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lots of information to read, videos, and first-hand accounts, but would have liked to see more artifacts. It was a moving tribute to a tragic past, and I enjoyed learning about Latvia's decades-long occupation. I am sure the new location will be even better. Entry...More

Thank Aldyn B
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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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