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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...more
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My friends were wanting to know more about this part of Latvian History and so we made a stop by. It is free with a donation box at entry. There is a lot of information written in English. Worthwhile to drop by for 30min
A great insight into the history of this surprising and wonderful city and country. The suffering of the people through Nazi and Soviet occupations is unknown in the U.K. , or at best little known. A visit to the museum is sobering and eye opening...More
The museum has moved to Raina bulvaris temporarily but this is only about 10 minutes from the river side site.
Comprehensive coverage of Latvian history of 20th Century with focus on the 1940s to independence in 1991. Tours in English and all material had English...More
Though small, this museum has heart-wrenching information. I was particularly moved by the eye witness statements describing their relocation to Siberia. An important part of history to be remembered forever.
I happened to catch the 4pm guided tour in English. Our guide was fantastic as she shared her knowledge and was able to answer questions as her crowd of followers grew. My curiosity has been piqued to learn more about the rise and fall of...More
From the freedom monument, if you are facing the statues, take left from that street and this museum is about 5-7 minutes walk. There are some areas that were closed for renovation because (I think) they said they are in a temporary building and that...More
As of August 2019 this is still in the temporary building, which is located very close to the freedom monument.
As with most other museums in Riga entry is free but donations are welcomed.
This is another very informative museum with a few items on...More
Even though its been uprooted for some years now from its full time home in the centre of the old town, this temporary space is still superb. Smaller than I expected, it still does a great job of showing the unique horror of the history...More
The entrance fee is voluntarily, you can make a donation if you like to. The exhibition is quite small and does not take a long time to go through. It is informative and gives a good basic info of the Latvian occupation history during the...More
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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
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 visitor of the horrors of the Soviet occupation.
I said in my assessment of the museum that it is the most informative venue of the terrible fate of the Latvian people. The quality of the museum is beyond reproach. By the way, did you visit the so-called Corner House (Stu'ra ma'ja) which contains the Cheka's cells? It is terrible in the sense that the atrocities committed there were terrible. The exhibits are among the most informative in the entire world. By the way, I am of Latvian ancestry myself with near-native fluency in the language.