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Address: Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 722 81 47
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So much history!

An excellent museum, even if some of it was not in English. There is so much history in Latvia, much of it told through its wars, and the museum managed to capture this. An... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Keith M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum pays fine tribute to Latvia and its long history of its international struggles. Exhibited are details of the evolution of Latvia and its struggle for sovereignty against its mightier neighbors. On exhibit are all inclusive areas. These areas include the evolution of uniforms, weaponry, artillery and maps showing various boundaries, and military movements. Proud of its heritage and... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, I must address to a derisive badkingjohn's review "a joke" in which he humiliates and disrespects the entire nation he was visiting. I am surprised TA published such a review, where the nation is compared to a roaring mouse!!?? About the country size, let me educate him that Latvia is part of EU and is as Florida size, meaning... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent museum, even if some of it was not in English. There is so much history in Latvia, much of it told through its wars, and the museum managed to capture this. An excellent museum in a wonderful building.

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usa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

really, a war museum for a postage stamp sized country? I found it pathetic, almost comical, reminded me of the mouse that roared, old Peter Sellers movie; country never fought for anything in its entire existence

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very well put together museum and also it was free of charge when we went. Suitalbe for all ages with very well put together displays.

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth spending a few hours here to soak up the history of Latvia through the superb exhibits on display over several floors. Unlike most museums entry is free & this is a great venue to spend time inside if the weather is cold & enjoy learning about the proud history of Latvia. As we visited during the celebration of Latvia's... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is expanded over several floors, each housing a different collection of uniforms, weapons, pictures etc of the two World Wars and their impact on Latvia. Some English signs, but not everything is explained in English. Some floors closed for refurbishment when we were there.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of Latvia and the struggle for independence is well presented. War paraphernalia is displayed and labelled in several languages. Nice assortment of guns and swords!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

:-) Nice museum for a soldier from Denmark. Thanks for free soldierentrance. Respect for the people taken care and the people that have lost their lives for peace. ;-) Jesper Mazanti

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free to enter but you have to leave your coats and bags in a locker by the door. Lots of interesting exhibits but pretty hard to follow as it is all, naturally in Latvian. There were a few English translation cards scattered about which helped. Quite a few of the exhibition rooms were shut on the day we visited.

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