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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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