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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
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting and informative guided tour. At 10€ for a private guide it was excellent value. Our guide was excellent explaining Riga’s chequered history

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

These Latvians were repressed and murdered for no reason, learnt what a Gulag actually is. Its Free with a nominal option to make donations..

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

The museum is not that big, but it still tells a very important part of Latvia's history. When the museum is moved to their new location, I imagine that the exhibition will be expanded greatly. There is a lot of text, where I would have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I realised how little I knew about the recent history of Latvia and the horrors they had faced through occupation. This museum was excellent in the way it presented the time line showing occupation and the impact it had on the Latvian population.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 390maggie
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Very interesting part of history of the Baltic countries, not only Latvia. Our guide was super good and she obviously has a lot of knowledge of the topic, even on anything we asked. Not too big and a lot to read if you go on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iidaliinas
Reviewed 7 December 2018

We visited this on our first night and it is a great way to find out more about Riga and it's incredible history. There is a lot to discover with a lot of reading but also some video and audio presentations if you prefer that.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Centrally located in a temporary location during my visit as the original building is under renovation until Spring 2019. Provides an interesting into Latvias history and occupation during Soviet and Nazi era. Certainly helps a visiting tourist gain insight into life in Latvia

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PolllCat
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Going to places like this, i feel is very important, not only for self eduction, but also to learn about the local history. This museum smacks you in the face with the awful atrocities the Latvian people suffered. Well worth a visit, this will only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GayLondonTraveler
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We were in Riga for a weekend and this museum gave a great general overview of modern Latvian history, I would definitely recommend it, especially if you’re only in the country for a short time and want an insight into its history. I especially liked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AsaErica
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

While the surroundings and housing of the museum isn’t overly amazing, the true history and horrors of what was unleashed on the Latvia people from over 50 years of occupation was powerful and sad.

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 January 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
11 January 2018|
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Response from birtel831 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just by the museum
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Response from historylinguistravel | Reviewed this property |
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