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Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs)

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Address: Smilsu iela 20, Riga 1868, Latvia
Phone Number: 722 81 47
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Pays off to visit even if not so interested in wars

Not being into war stuff that much this was a positive surprise. We we're more into seeing the older war stuff rather than the WW1 or WW2, and finding out the museum has no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not being into war stuff that much this was a positive surprise. We we're more into seeing the older war stuff rather than the WW1 or WW2, and finding out the museum has no entrance fee at all, was surprising. You could also take photos pretty freely, which is always a plus. Anyway, you got a pretty clear picture how... More 

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Thank Madbert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free entrance so three stars from me. i am sure it will a good educational place for local people but not much info in english so i walked in with the same knowlege about the city while i walked out...

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Thank vivianl139
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large range of impressive exhibits with tour guides available if required. Bags need to put in lockers before entry (but free lockers).

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Thank cjimcanning
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It sounds very provincial and silly of me to say this but it would have been good to have more of the displays with English available but this is my only complaint. Rich with history and stories, nonetheless, we were awestruck by the Russian occupation and the trials and tribulations Latvians have faced throughout the centuries.

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Thank Nathaniel F
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free museum with exhibits located throughout several different floors. Lots of interesting artifacts and pictures.

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Thank MartinJLD
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If museums of war would interest you then this place would probably be interesting. However, for me it was not very exciting, though it was free. There is a lot more to see than you would expect over several floors, and something to do if the weather is wet.

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Thank Chris A
Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large museum and you could potentially spend a lot of time here looking at the objects. The exhibition is divided into different eras of the country's history, starting from the ancient ages and leading to the modern era. They are mainly displaying various small objects like letters, clothes, small guns and such. All of the text boards... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

First it is free. Second it is easy to find in heart of city and some good walking around. Third, if you do not have time for the Museum of Occupation, or the KGB House, then this museum can give a clear view of 1914 war to the new Independent Republic. There are good English language guide books in each... More 

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Thank Richard M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Very interesting museum on the military and political history of Latvia, with particular emphasis on the 20th century. Free of charge :-) ! It's worth a visit!!

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Nagano, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Interesting museum and a very beautiful 14 century old tower It is so beautiful at the springtime and summer time. It is all covered with greenery now-days.

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