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Latvian War Museum

Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Complete to the point of exhausting

The Latvian War Museum, housed in the powder tower near the north side of the old town, is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Great place

Went to the war museum due to just passing by and so glad we did. Their was a special Independence... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul H
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Latvian War Museum, housed in the powder tower near the north side of the old town, is a thorough telling of military activity in the area known known as Latvia. This region was fought over by waves of armies: crusaders, Germans, Swedes, and Russians....More

Thank Davanden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the war museum due to just passing by and so glad we did. Their was a special Independence day event on which made the day very special. Lots of interesting pictures and facts with costumes and various weapons in show. Well worth a...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much thought has gone into this museum and it is well designed in a very thoughtful way. It said it would take two hours to go round and that was exactly right. It is chronologically done on several floors, each one interesting in it...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit here and see the comprehensive history of aggression that Latvia has endured. Things seem to have got worse as time progressed.

Thank Th05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Powder tower was built in 1330 and was a part of the defensive armour of Riga city.It was at that time called the Sand Tower and later in the 17th century was used for storing gunpowder and hence the name "Powder Tower".Now the building...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The free museum shows all the steps Latvia had to take and the wars it had to fight to (re)gain its independence. The focus is on military history, and there's a lot of it. I didn't manage to keep my focus until the end, but...More

Thank cinbkk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see, many unusual military items. I wasn't very interested but hubby was absolutely fascinated. Many items there he's never seen before despite visiting every military museum possible over the years. I lost count of the number of times he said 'how rare is...More

Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

it was nice surprise museum its free and its a lot of visual info about war history in Latvia, if have a interest defencely need to see.

Thank janis v
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Wasn't obvious that this was open, so don't go by looks. The gate opens! Inside is well laid out. Lots to see. Lots of reading! Plenty of information given. Thoroughly enjoyable. I learnt a lot.......and it's free!

Thank Anita D
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Even though the exhibition may not be the most interesting one to keep you interested for hours, it is a good place to learn a little history of the country you are currently in. As the admission is free it's good at least to get...More

Thank nemanja1205
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