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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

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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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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small museum is a must do to understand the struggle of Latvia to a fragile Independency. A short hour is sufficient.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank C9184WWrichardl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed learning about the history of Latvia. My children (9 and 11) were able to pick out interesting bits for them and it was a very worthwhile visit. We were there for about 45 mins.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jane M
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Teresa C
Reviewed April 14, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guraan
Reviewed April 12, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shannonp0909
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

The information and the way it's laid out is easy to follow and definitely provides a good insight into Nazi and Russian occupation. Worth a trip

Date of experience: April 2019
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hayleys699
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Latvian_dude | Reviewed this property |
The nearest tram stops are Nacionalais Teatris, trams 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and Merkela iela, trams 1, 3, 6, 11 The museum is in between these two
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Yes, just by the museum
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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
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