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“Free, good presentations, lots in English”
Review of Latvian War Museum

Latvian War Museum
Ranked #28 of 225 things to do in Riga
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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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544 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
“Free, good presentations, lots in English”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Free lockers as you come in.. free to enter and floor upon floor of well presented history. Most of the exhibits are only in Latvian, but there are printed booklets in most rooms explaining what you're seeing. Well worth a trip.

Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well presented informaton”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Fascinating review of Latvia's history in 20th century and before. Very comprehensive and interesting.

Visited May 2014
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“Trip marred by surly staff”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the war museum by accident at 5pm - it closes at 6pm as we were curtly told by the lady behind the information desk. There are free lockers for storage of coats, bags etc which is a good touch.

The exhibitions are well organised with interesting artefacts, unfortunately all of the information is written in Latvian. Some of the rooms have laminated information sheets in English and others have very big guide books that are frankly quite overwhelming.

Throughout each room, we were followed around very closely by museum staff who watched our every move which was very disconcerting! At 5:30 we noticed that the staff were closing up a lot of the rooms which we took as a not so subtle hint to leave. Not a single member of staff smiled, or were polite in anyway whatsoever.

Overall, the museum itself would have been great if information would have been more easily available in other languages. The bunker is a great touch.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good museum”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Museum was a good comprehensive history of Latvian related military conflicts. I would have preferred more English.

Visited June 2013
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
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.

Visited February 2014
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