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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 24 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit but confronting to see once again how bad people can be to other humans. Have we improved? The exhibition is very well done and when it moves back to the new building I am sure it will be better Graeme and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a must museum if you want to understand not only Latvia's past history but the present challenges they face as an independent country. Every period is well explained with maps, pictures and charts. They don't have too much space so it feels a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is in its temporary location while the main building is being updated. Make sure you know where you going: google maps show both locations. The temporary location is next to a park along the small river. The museum has many screens with documentaries...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ValeriaZonova
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This museum is temporarily housed in the old KGB building and we felt it would be better to stay there than in the ugly modern construction in the main square currently being erected - but I suppose it's a matter of taste! The staff are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diana L
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This museum has been temporarily relocated to the former American Embassy, while the original building is been renovated. The exhibits consist of poster boards with photos and text covering every aspect of the German and Russian occupations, and filming from these times can also be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Verulam
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank le-Scorpion
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IdaDarcyMa
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 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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Response from birtel831 | 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