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Latvian War Museum

Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Well worth a visit.

This place is well worth visiting on a trip to Riga. Entry is free and although I expected it be a... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
war war war

just had a quick look round and couldnt comment too much except to say staff where helpful and it... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
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“powder tower” (27 reviews)
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

This place is well worth visiting on a trip to Riga. Entry is free and although I expected it be a brief flying visit we found ourselves absorbed fully for a couple of hours - and could have stayed longer. In particular the 1st World...More

Thank CookieBirmingham
Reviewed January 30, 2017

just had a quick look round and couldnt comment too much except to say staff where helpful and it was free , with a donation , the architecture was unusual surrounding the museum too

Thank j2tatum
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Very interesting museum, took us a couple of hours to get around it. Lots of info in English. If you enjoy history or war memorabilia then this is a must visit, and even better its free

Thank Shirley F
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This museum will take a few hours to see everything. The old gunpowder tower is just the entrance. The building behind is still part of the museum.

Thank Welshperson1
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Most of the museum is in Latvian only with only folders with information in English. Generally it's old-school and rather chaotic, although chronologic. Very informative, perhaps even too much. I only liked the last part about the involvement of Latvian army in recent UN and...More

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed January 5, 2017

No fee to get in and lockers to put your coats, with a key. Kind of "old school" museum. Static displays and you much to read.

Thank Borgny B
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Powder Tower/Latvian War museum is worth a visit. Situated in Smilshu iela 20. Museum is free to enter.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
Reviewed December 21, 2016

We both found the museum very interesting. The amount of time we had to spend there was really not enough as there was so much to see, hear and learn about. The information was clear and understandable with adaptions for foreign people.

Thank YorkieCumbria
Reviewed December 20, 2016

This free museum is spread over several levels and each is right extensive in its own right. You are required to surrender bags (not WAGs) and o/coats into free lockers before starting and photos are allowed. Located at the East end of St Jacob's Barracks,...More

Thank John D
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We visited on a cold day. This free museum tells the history of warfare from the 12th century. Although mainly in Latvian there was a book with English translation and with 7 floors to view all centuries were covered up to Latvian involvement in the...More

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