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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...more
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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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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"chronological order"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"better understanding"
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"eye opening"
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"freedom monument"
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"baltic states"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

it is everyday I believe at noon and 4pm. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful guide. Karlis was so informative and answered all our questions. You can tell he has a passion for his country and it shows in his knowledge and he...More

Thank jetapilot
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the musuem manages in its current rooms - its a bit a stretch - to subsummize the complex history with Nazi Germany and Russia (2x) taking control of its nation. Apparently, this historical work is currently being undermined and hence its even more important to...More

Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This isn’t the fanciest of museums but well worth taking an hour to visit and learn more about this amazing country and it’s people. I don’t think there would be much to entertain children but for solo travellers or couples wanting to learn more about...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 4 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 17 April 2018 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 17 April 2018 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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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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