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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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If you like history it is worth seeing War Museum. Even with limited information in English it was interesting to go through the history of this country. A lot of exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Jona, Switzerland
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Jona, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you like history it is worth seeing War Museum. Even with limited information in English it was interesting to go through the history of this country. A lot of exhibits.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I could do with a little more English subtitles, however, it was free with some good exhibits. It's over several floors. It does give a bit of latvian history, hitherto unknown to me. It was a real eye opener.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A fabulous few hours and foc! Very detailed and informative, almost too much so. We didn't go with the audio option but if I were to go back I would pay for that, just to aid with taking on board all the info. A lot of effort has clearly gone into the museum in terms of models, displays and general... More 

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High Wycombe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum is set on about 4 floors and has areas depicting different time periods throughout Latvian War times. There's a lot of paperwork, documentation, war items, weapons, photos and dummies in uniform. It's very nicely/professionally displayed and is fascinating to look at. My only issue was that nothing displayed was translated into English, so looking at a royal document... More 

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Mansfield uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A real insight into Riga's history, Great varied exhibits over 4 floors. So much to take in. Great to appreciate what a pivotal city the City was in northern europe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Set in the beautiful Powder Tower building at the end of Amber Way in the old town, this large museum catalogues Latvia's history of warfare over the centuries with a strong Focus on WWI and WWII. There are extensive and interesting artefacts including Nazi medals, lost soldier's belongings and heavy weaponry. If I'm being critical (and ignorant!) the explanation of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Latvian War Museum is located in the last remaining tower of Riga's medieval city wall. It was built in the 13th C but destroyed by the Swedes in 1621. The only ancient bits of wall left only come up to about waist height, the rest was all rebuilt by the Swedes in the 17th Century to house gunpowder. There... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Latvian War Museum is set over 5 floors of the old Powder Tower. Each floor represents a different period of Latvia's military history. A great collection of uniforms, weapons, etc, but probably the best thing is the history lesson you get whilst following the caption boards. A word of warning - don't skip floors or you'll get a stern... More 

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Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Museum mapping soldiers, armies, wars and conflicts throughout Latvian history, each floor offers a different period. Only a few captions in English but on each floor you can borrow English texts with explanations. A must see for someone who is interested in armies and wars, but you should know something about history. Free entrance.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Decent size Museum with a couple bars beside it. Really wish they more english friendly pieces. The Staff was friendly but since they were older you can tell they were a little intimidated to speak English, but i still would reccommend checking it out.

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