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Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs)

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Address: Smilsu iela 20, Riga 1868, Latvia
Phone Number: 722 81 47
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GOOD MUSEUM

This was on 4 floors showing lots of history through the years in Riga, Latvia. Lots of things to see. Unfortunately I did not get an English language book so did not understand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Umea, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you have seen one, you have seen them all... If you visit it, see it as a monument of the madness of Man.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First, the positive. There is a lot of history there and I'm guessing for foreigners coming from far away, the history is all new and interesting. It was like that for my son who wasn't old enough to know much before. Then, the negative. Almost everything is in Latvian only. I know a lot about history so I could figure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was on 4 floors showing lots of history through the years in Riga, Latvia. Lots of things to see. Unfortunately I did not get an English language book so did not understand lots of the writing given with the different pieces. I did find it interesting. It was free entry, donation complimentary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The museum is in the Powder tower. The staff are helpful and interested giving some hands on experience with some items. There are interactive displays that suit all ages. Well worth a visit.

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Clare, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice they had English language guidebooks... And it's free! Nice overview of a Latvian history and especially the conflicts over centuries.

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Groningen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There is a lot too see in this museum. Start with the middle ages and see how Latvian people lived before there were Christianized. The convert to Christianism did not go without a lot of violence, remember these were our middle ages, like Islam has them in the present time. Maps, dioramas, models of war equipment give a good impression... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was nice that entering museum don't cost you anything. Place is BIG and history of Latvia is bigger. They have be occupied or been in war over thousand years.. How ever, they could have more english language texts there. All text where in Latvian and only time to time you could find cards with english explanation...

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Moschato, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A well organised museum with intersting exhibits in the center of Riga's Old Town. One can see there weapons, tools, clothes, documents, daily routine of people of the wars in which Latvia's participated. Although, everything's written in Latvian and people who are working there do not speak English, at least those with whom we tried to communicate. There are lockers... More 

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Southport, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

•The Powder Tower in Smilsu iela, one of the fortification towers, was originally built in 1330 and rebuilt several times. It was used to store gunpowder in the 17th century and is now part of the Latvian War Museum which is very impressive in terms of the layout and the information. The focus is on the military and political history... More 

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Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There is a nice exhibition about historical point of view of the succesive wars were Latvia has been involved, with recreations and some vindicative statements.

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Additional Information about Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs)

Address: Smilsu iela 20, Riga 1868, Latvia
Phone Number: 722 81 47
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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