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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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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 visitor of the horrors of the Soviet occupation.
I said in my assessment of the museum that it is the most informative venue of the terrible fate of the Latvian people. The quality of the museum is beyond reproach. By the way, did you visit the so-called Corner House (Stu'ra ma'ja) which contains the Cheka's cells? It is terrible in the sense that the atrocities committed there were terrible. The exhibits are among the most informative in the entire world. By the way, I am of Latvian ancestry myself with near-native fluency in the language.