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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was very interesting having found the museum which is situated along side the train station . Some very interesting artefacts well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The museum has many exhibits to show such as original news papers, documents, battle plans and of course soldier's equipment from early medieval times to WW2. The few texts in English and German were very interesting. However most of the museum's texts are not translated. What a pitty!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I found this free museum had excellent displays and information. Plus its right in the middle of the old town, highly recommend.

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Umea, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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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