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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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Interesting and informative

We had very mixed reviews when we visited the museum, we didn't plan on visiting but came upon it so went in, and it's always a bonus when things are free. There were approx 12... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amey G
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking for something free to visit, which it was, and it was great, but really needed the English guide, which were fiercely guarded on every floor

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had very mixed reviews when we visited the museum, we didn't plan on visiting but came upon it so went in, and it's always a bonus when things are free. There were approx 12 rooms on four floors, there is a lift if people have mobility issues. All of the information is in Latvian, but there are information cards... More 

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Thank Amey G
Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great museum. We went here because of the weather (it was cold and we just wanted to get warm) and we actually didn't know what we can see here. We saw a lot of latvian history which sounds for us - Polish quite similar :-) so it was good experience and by accident we could better understand the place... More 

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Thank Anna S
Horley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum over 3 floors which takes you through the war experiences of Latvia over the last 800 years. Free guidebooks are available in English and a number of the exhibits have English labels too. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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Thank John N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The composure of the displays were as interesting as the history depicted. The museum is a wonderful collection of artifacts. Riga proper, and Latvia as a nation has a cultural and political history inseparable from it's military history. Tip: This place is different from other museums a well-season traveler may have experienced before. English speakers, take the time and read... More 

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Thank Anna B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very informative with lots of material and pictures! There are about 12 rooms in 4 floors. Unfortunately all information is in latvian and sometimes we could understand the historic context or events. Museum has free admission.

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Thank Giada C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Has old guns, weapons, and outfits from the past. Not a big place, but worth visiting. I enjoyed the visit.

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Thank Jeff W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The museum has several sections. The ones on the lower floors are more accessible to younger visitors, such as school groups and families. As the exhibits in the upper floor move into the events of the past 150 years, the amount of artifacts exhibited and information presented increases the scope for the more advanced historian to fully appreciate the difficult... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I appreciated the importance of this museum but it was not the easiest to get max. value from Something to do with the way things were displayed/ translations. I did sit and watch a good video. There are translation booklets available. It is free. Make your own mind up?

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Thank Janethawson
Riga, Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Latvian War Museum is situated in a historic place - Old Powder Tower of Old Riga. In museum You will find the history of Riga city during different ages, wars.

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