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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
Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The Museum is temporarily relocated from the former KGB premises where hundreds if Latvian's were tortured and many died and I presume the exhibits are finished somewhat. Nevertheless the story of the Occupation is just terrible made more so as it occurred during my lifetime...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A thorough summary of the occupying forces of that have restricted Latvian independence over the years 1939 to 1991.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 20 May 2016

When I got to this Museum I saw there was a guided tour at 2pm. This turned out to be exceptionally good. It was given in English by a young guide, Wioletta, who really shed light on the tragic period in Latvia's history when it...More

3  Thank David W
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Interesting little museum if your interested in the German and Soviet occupation of Latvia. A bit of a one dimensional story but victors always choose the history.

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

At the mometn the Museum is very small, but it will be transferred very soon to a bigger place.- Entry is free.- There are many documents of the history of Latvia, with a little emphasis on occupations and dominations both from Russia and from Nazi...More

1  Thank astraitaly
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Temporarily removed due to refurbishment. However much you have read about the Nazis and the KGB this really brings it home. There is a LOT of information to be read so best join a guided tour by one who was there. First class

3  Thank Keith R
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This museum is in a beautiful old building, it is not well marked at all. We walked by the building the day before and admired it. On our hunt for the museum the next day we were surprised to find that it was in this...More

1  Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It's kind of small. The exhibition is well put together but it doesn't come through as much as with other museums like the ones in Vilnius and Tallin. An hour or less should be enough.

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 9 May 2016

A very informative guide gave us a humbling insight into the recent history of Latvia and its people.

Thank helas
Reviewed 6 May 2016

For those who study or are interested in WWII like myself, this museum is a must. There is nofee to get in, you just need to leave a donation at the door. But please, don't be too "cheap" on your contribution, as the receptionist looks...More

1  Thank Louise D
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Hayley S
11 January 2018|
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Response from Arnis M | 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
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