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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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Know the history

It is a great museum, but with a sad and horrible history. Read up on the occupation time, the day the SS collected Jews from their homes, just to get them killed. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a great museum, but with a sad and horrible history. Read up on the occupation time, the day the SS collected Jews from their homes, just to get them killed. There are pictures, notes, and history on the walls.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Starting with the good points, the overall layout was good and there were different rooms covering different eras and it was free which is always a bonus. However it felt like each room was designed by a different person. It felt all over the place. The English guide books varied in each room, from a very long essay with no... More 

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Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very interesting museum with a very good scenography ! But...the guide wasn't very welcoming ! The velocity was very high and we hadn't the time to understand the content ! However, the employee's of the little shop were very sympathic !

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Outside it is a very interesting building and of course you want to go in. However, the rooms and descriptions had zero English except for a naff little laminated leaflet which doesn't refer to any of the displays and just gives you a long story that you could find on the Internet. I would not bother going again.

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Tampere, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Thorough travel in history of Latvian war. Interesting details, and lots of things to see and read. Free admission, and guided tour costs a few euros but are totally worth it.

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Cliffe Woods, Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In the only remaining tower from the original city wall. The exhibition was free but we were asked to hang our coats in a locker for which we retained the key. The exhibition took you through the years of warfare that had occurred in the region. Whilst it was interesting and I learnt much I felt at the end that... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Free museum, English language information sheets in each room. Some very detailed sections, a bit too much information for me!

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Good little museum which is free to visit. Not a lot of English signage or translation but interesting in general if you have an interest in war. Focuses a lot on ww1 and Latvian independence but I am particularly interested in Latvia's role in WW2. There is a decent display of WW2 guns, uniforms, artefacts etc but I was very... More 

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Grand Rapids
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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London, United Kingdom
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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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