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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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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 Latvia was successively occupied by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944.
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“latvian history” (67 reviews)
“nazi germany” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 212 715
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"temporary location"
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"latvian history"
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"nazi germany"
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"recent history"
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"soviet union"
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"eye opening"
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"freedom monument"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really made me think about how it must be to live under occupation. This year Latvia is celebrating its independence you should visit this museum it will give perspective to the celebrations.

Thank Vivian E
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A little tricky to find as the building it once occupied is having a major refit. Nevertheless there is an interesting story to tell. You have to be prepared to read a lot of text. The translation into English is very good. You can take...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum shows a very important part of Latvian history and it is shown in an interesting way. The staff are very friendly and polite to you. We had a guided tour in English through the museum and it was really good, our Indian guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum, which is now located in another location while the other building is being revamped. The exhibit is very well done and easy to follow. I’ve been to many museums where the history is all over the place, but this exhibit is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is well presented with lots of interesting exhibitions which help guide you through the story of Riga's past, as well as that of Latvia. This really helped us to get a sense of history.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Covering the period from initial independence in 1918 through to the collapse of Communism the museum looks at the periods of German and Russian occupation and opposition to these. Very informative with translations in to a number of languages of the written and visual presentations....More

Thank Carole L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Riga today it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the very recent history of occupation. Soviet, nazi and then Soviet again. This museum makes you realise what Latvian people who are older than 25 have experienced. The museum is in a...More

Thank Inga L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum spells out in interesting detail the extraordinary and traumatic history of the latvian people. It was both informative and tragic reading about the successive occupations suffered by the Latvian people. Their strength of purpose is admirable and humbling. So many killed needlessly but...More

Thank Kate f
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i did not expect this museum to be enjoyable as it was . The entrance is for donation which i say it should be for tickets. The place is about 3 rooms for each occupation !! The short video at the beginning of the tour...More

Thank Mohammed_Tarek_1987
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Very informative place, great detail and interesting exhibits. Particularly good on Latvian history through WW2 which is not an easy subject but is very important one. Would recommend taking an hour or so out of your day to come here.

Thank lester412
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Hayley S
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
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Hayley S
11 January 2018|
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Response from Birte L | 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
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