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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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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Museum of occupotion of Latvia is a little (1-2 hours is definitely enough) but great and informative museum. The museum is a private ones, owned by a NGO. Therefore the entry is free but donors are more than welcomed.The exhibition is very useful to...More

Thank 12frederick
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a spell of rain on our last day in the city so decided to go and check out this museum, which is currently in a temporary location. We got in before a guided tour group, luckily, so we could go through without too...More

Thank LucyFelthouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our visit to this museum. I'm not sure if "loved" is the right word as it is harrowing and sad, but at the same time incredibly engaging and interesting. It details Latvia's modern history especially around both world wars and Soviet occupation....More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good Illustration of younger Latvian history between German and Soviet Union occupation, horrific deportations of thousands Lithuanians to Sibiria and killing of 40.000 Jews by the nazis. May this museum help that these horrible times have passed for once and forever

Thank hskuehn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A comprehensive overview of Latvian history over the two world wars. Will give you a greater understanding of formation of independent Latvia and extraordinary resilience of people of Latvia . Not the easiest of expositions but worth visiting.

Thank agniresenga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This relatively small museum provides basic insight into the 20th century history of Latvia, beginning with the end of WWI. Photos and text, in Latvian and English, sequentially describe life under the various regimes until independence was achieved in the 90s. While there is a...More

Thank 100nations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out exhibit detailing the changing fortunes of Latvia during Soviet and Nazi occupation, lots of information

Thank Sam I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't that many rooms in this museum, but the information on offer is interesting and quite well translated. There is also a guided tour, but alas it didn't fit into our schedule.

Thank Klaas R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day we decided to visit this museum and found it very moving and interesting. Many war time artifacts are housed here and the most moving are the hand made things made by families and prisoners . The old films are particularly interesting....More

Thank junebloor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating story of how Latvia kept its spirit alive through Soviet, Nazi and Soviet occupations over 50 years. Testament to the Latvian people. Deportations, shootings and brutality from these totalitarian regimes are vividly displayed with meaning for all of us. Brings one face to face...More

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How can anyone in their right mind consider this important museum to the worst period in Latvia's history as terrible? My grandfather and many other Latvians were taken to Siberia and died there or were shot, as my grandfather was! This is one of those most important, informative venues in Riga! This is not a question but a statement of fact!
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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