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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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Simple museum with lots of information on the history of Riga/Latvia from an occupation perspective. Friendly welcome with an offer to store coats while we wondered round. No entry fee but there is an option to make a donation.
We initially wanted to visit the KGB museum at Riga, but as that was closed our hotel helped to book a guided tour to the occupation of Latvia museum. We were met with Edvards (?), who took very good care of us. While the exhibition...More
Latvia in the 20th century was occupied by both the USSR and Nazi Germany. This museum (in temporary accommodation while a new purpose built museum is constructed) tells the heart wrenching story of it all and does a great job of showing the effects on...More
If you know your history about the appalling Nazi and Communist occupations of the Baltic states, you might just think that you don't need this to dampen your spirits. Wrong!
The fact that it is not right in the centre of the Old Town and...More
We were an hour and a half and learn some details about the Latvian history, our guide Maria was very polite and she explained all things very clearly, the experience was fantastic, hardly recommended.
So i was in the temporary museum. No admission fee but they appreciate donations primarily in cash, you can also donate by card in the gift shop as i did but it was a few more minutes of hustle (worth it if you like the...More
Established in 1993 (after Latvian independence), the museum aims to show what happened in Latvia under 2 totalitarian regimes. I love to know the history of a place and this museum provides plenty of information. No ticket price but a donation is asked for.
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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.