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Latvian War Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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A great insight in to Latvian military history

Stumbled across this free hidden gem, four floors of Latvian military history. The bottom floor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Mixed architecture

Very interesting Museum consists of gothic tower and modernistic building, close to medieval Wall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tomasz K
Gdansk, Poland
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
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All reviews powder tower several floors worth a visit free lockers english explanations medieval times political history interesting artifacts few hours middle ages old town couple of hours rainy day soviet era exhibits information conflict
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stumbled across this free hidden gem, four floors of Latvian military history. The bottom floor dating the farthest back and the top floor more modern day history. A great insight and has something for everyone. It’d be worth paying for!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charlieg88
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an eye opener and a must visit even for older children very graphically explaining the horrors of war. There were 4 floors with lift access superbly presented and arrowed directions. The visual impact immense. Sounds perfect. Free but donation boxes available. Lockers free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank . G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find - free admission and English guide books available through the four floors proving great details on Latvian war - there is a lift - cloakroom and dsecure lockers too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristy-Lee D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting Museum consists of gothic tower and modernistic building, close to medieval Wall, entrance is free

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent some time here. The exhibits were interesting, and there was some information in English. Good introduction to the ways war had affected the country. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CazBUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have some spare time it's a nice place to get a peek into a country's war experience most likely unknown otherwise. Both free entrance and locker service.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JonOsterman59
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can see that the museum is being updated in sections. The older history is hard to access for English speakers. The WWI section, however, is superb, moving and thought provoking. The modern warfare exhibit on the top floor is similarly engaging.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerabilis
Reviewed 8 November 2018

The museum has free entrance and free cloak room service. You ascend the tower as you see the different stages in Riga wars and battles. Most of the exhibitions lack interesting material and some rooms only offer explanations in English through several dossiers, some of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BerniRoig
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic Would return Clean very well looked after a credit to riga Latvia 5/5πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markoY3099GE
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We went in here as it was free to get in and we had a bit of time to kill before heading for the airport. The bits of the museum that had translations were great and really interesting. However, the bits of their history that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank themoles1
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