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Review of Latvian War Museum

Latvian War Museum
Ranked #27 of 231 things to do in Riga
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Dont miss this museum. It is completly free and full of interesting exponates from Latvian war times. It could have more informations in english.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

Now I love a good war museum...for me it is THE best way to understand a culture as war tends to show our strengths and weaknesses as a nation and really lets our character shine through...but good luck trying to get any character out of this place! The displays are interesting with a different war era represented on each floor but the only english is on awkward laminated cards on chains...which for me, give a pro-latvian stance on the war and occupation. Big brother esk vibe is picked up due to the FPP....Fun Prevention Pensioners who curtail enjoyment with their oppressive observations. Overall I enjoyed my time here as i escaped the rain for free and had a fun game dodging the FPP!

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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

not the most warm welcome but the history spoke for itself. It had to really! Very little English apart from some laminated cards (if you drop them an old woman guard will death stare you). Talking of old women guards, they are fun police... Smile in the war museum and you have insulted their heritage (apparently). I'll be honest... Some cool stuff if you like war history but there is an oppressive atmosphere. Not for the fun loving learner. Then why ***? ...It's free.

2  Thank Benjamin W
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

There is loads of interesting photos, uniforms and other things to see but not much had an English display. You could pick up an English folder for free at the beginning of each room, but it was quite hard reading.
Amazing value though - as it's free! And There are free lockers to lock away coats and bags before going into the exhibits.

1  Thank Catherine2311
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

It is very nteresting but it needs more information in English..

Also the approach of the history is more than simple..

1  Thank KoMeGiGk
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