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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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They did a great job displaying the history with well written information sheetsv and a unique setup. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

They did a great job displaying the history with well written information sheetsv and a unique setup. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First off let me say that there are exhibits that have detailed english info, but they are few and far between. If you want english info, you will need to find the folder and carry it around to each exhibit within the room. There is plenty of exhibits to look at, unfortunately it doesn't appear in context without the information.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Having never studied the history of Latvia this museum provides a gloomy insight into the conflicts that have taken place in this country over the centuries. At first glance it seems like the country has always been involved in conflict as you move around the impressive tower building from room to room each depicting a different conflict and the suffering... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I visited this museum with my farther and all I can say was that it was very interesting. It had a lot of information on the world wars. It is worth visiting and a great place to go.

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

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 via mobile

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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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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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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