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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is an historic educational institution located in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 1993 to exhibit artifacts, archive documents, and educate the public about the 51-year period in the 20th century when Latvia was successively occupied by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944.
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed yesterday

Not your usual holiday destination, but this museum offers a valuable and very informative look at the struggles of Latvia and it's people. Well worth a visit!

Thank John K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting facts. Some old items are shown but mostly it is texts and some pictures that give good info

Thank My T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While I have no doubt that the time period from 1939 to 1990 was a horribly difficult one for Latvians owing to the actions of the Germans and the Soviets, this museum does painfully little to persuade the visitor of that fact. Though there is...More

Thank KenK750
Reviewed 6 days ago

There was excellent content in large measure because of the combination of the tour and the exhibits. The museum needs upgrading (which is going on as this is a temporary exhibit location) in order to explore it on its own without a guide. This museum...More

Thank Richard10024
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set on the edge of the New City in the former US Embassy, there are only a few rooms, but with excellent displays, and in English. Try to take the one hour tour -- worth it. Entry is by donation. Good balance between the Soviets...More

Thank Film G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned a lot of latvian history here, we now know like a 100% more than before our visit. Very interesting museum! Free admission, feel free to donate to keep them going.

Thank Line Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone who comes to Riga, this is essential viewing to get a better understanding of what this country has been through. Brought a tear to my eye, such a tough existence ,finally leading to the hands across the Baltics in the early 1990s and finally...More

Thank chaddy_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting museum with a decent amount of exhibits and information on the sad days of occupation they had to endure by the Germans and the Russians. It was nice history. and the staff was attentive and helpful.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this touching museum takesyou back to a painful past which is still quite vivid and help you get in a deeper contact with the Latvian population. Really an important initiative and a place not to be missed and to be visited taking the right...More

Thank roseglobe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The important topics covered are both sad- the Soviet and Nazi Occupations of Latvia. The museum addresses the mass deportation of Latvian families to Siberia and torture of citizens by the Cheka ( Secret Police) that took place in the "Corner House" (now a museum)...More

Thank Dagmara B
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The Soviet building housing the original part of the museum is esthetically and technically terrible, and plans for the expansion are still not complete. The building is also terrible in the sense that it reminds the... More