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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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“nazi germany” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Lots of reading but I took away lots of information I was unaware of. Well worth a visit. Free entry, donations requested.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This museum is very enlightening and very clearly explained by videos and excellent information boards the history of the occupations of Latvia. Would also suggest visits to KGB Museum on guided tour and the Museum of the Barricades.

Thank 578Chris
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is situated near the freedom monument in USA Embassy temporally. To understand history in 20th century to date u need to go there. Again it's free but as it's privately run please leave a donation.

Thank Clodaigh1
Reviewed 8 March 2016

It doesn't take long to visit this museum, and within an hour you know a lot about Latvia'srecent history and the many times the country has been occupied. The museum has many wordy but informative panels and some very personal and very emotionally charged accounts...More

Thank Ozzy988
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Easy to find guided tours at 2pm everyday english speaking ,A mind blowing account of what actually happened To the latvia people Well worth a look and remember to make a donation also then go to the latvian ghetto very somber

Thank sarahcoachdriver
Reviewed 5 March 2016

As soon as you walk through the doors of the building you are immediately steeped in the tragic history of Latvia, the persecution, the the unbeleivable treatment the Latvian people have endured, heartbreaking. I makes you appreciate what we have.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 3 March 2016

A friend and I visited this museum at its temporary home near freedom monument after a recommendation from another friend. We were both intrigued as neither of us had heard much about Latvia and it's neighbouring countries during our lessons on the WW2 at school....More

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The museum is currently in temporary accommodation while the original site is being refurbished. There is no entrance fee to the museum, which is privately funded, but donations are welcomed. A wide range of exhibition boards and photgraphic displays chart the history of Latvia from...More

Thank Kule Dude
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Went to the temporary museum, admission is by voluntary donation. A very informative museum, there are English translations for all exhibits including subtitles on the personal account videos which were very moving. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Certainly opened my eyes about the experiences of people during the periods of occupation..worth a visit

Thank Vivien L
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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