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Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia

Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 67 283 484
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The museum itself is very educational and well worth a visit. They have turned a very small space... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2017
Aisling F
via mobile
Very educational!

We found this after going to the KGB building. Both Jews and non-Jews need to visit this museum... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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The museum "Jews in Latvia" is dedicated to the history of Latvia's Jewish community from the first Jews in the territory of Latvia in the 16th century to the tragic events of Holocaust. The museum's exhibition is housed in three halls in the historical building of former Jewish theatre.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 67 283 484
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is very educational and well worth a visit. They have turned a very small space into an excellent exhibition. However upon arrival we were met by a very intimidating staff member who found us (3 Irish girls in our 20s) suspicious. He...More

Thank Aisling F
Jewish_museum_Latvia, Manager at Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Dear Aisling F, we apologize for the accident. On Sunday we had a big group of foreign students visiting, who have applied through the special list, and who were coming exactly around the time you attended, c. 14:00. So probably the security mistook you for...More

Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We found this after going to the KGB building. Both Jews and non-Jews need to visit this museum. It really shows the atrocities that took place with respect to the Latvian Jews, and to learn that it was actually the Latvians who forced the Jews...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited this museum during a special appointment and met with their directors in order to discuss Holocaust history as it pertained to a particular Latvian family during WWII. Even though incredibly busy, both of these lovely people took the time to answer all of...More

1  Thank TravelChic4469
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Another very good example of what Latvian Jews have had to ordeal throughout their history. You should take time to visit this sobering museum and learn from the mistakes of others.

1  Thank MisterD25
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

This a must for all people of this world to respect what others went through because of religion and creed. Another country that suffered because of an illiterate few , lets all live in peace for the sake of generations to come ! Entrance is...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed October 3, 2016

This museum has a great display of the history of the Jews in Latvia, and their contributions to Latvian society. Unfortunately the history of the Jews in Latvia is overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust. And the museum does not shy away from the...More

3  Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Hidden away almost...with a great story behind it is a greatly preserved synagog. The decorations and paint looks like real new, and it is worth to read the story behind it as well! Worth seeing!

1  Thank Alon L
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Expect strong security when you enter. The free museum itself is on the second floor. There are free audio guides offered as well. We spent a good 1.5 hours here to hear and read the very well-researched history of Jews in Latvia. The section on...More

1  Thank genibre69
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend Ieva Kalceva for a guided tour of "Jewish Riga" that included the forest, the museum, and the Jewish quarter. Ieva (Eva) was knowledgable, efficient, and very nice. Having a car and driver out to the forest made it possible to see a...More

3  Thank SMFSanFran
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were on a study trip about Jewish history so naturally we were interested in this museum. We visited it after taking a Jewish History Tour in the city itself. It is rather small and simple, but tells the story of Latvian Jews quite well....More

2  Thank Gili G
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from Mitchell D | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember mentioning a guide named Leva. I just looked up Jewish sights in Riga and found them myself: the Ghetto, the Choral Synagogue site, the Temple and the Community Center.
June 15, 2015|
Response from JewsinLatvia | Property representative |
The museum is open from 11 am until 5 pm. Every day except for fridays and saturdays.