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Latvian War Museum

Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Really worth a visit.

The War Museum - free to enter - is situated in Riga's 14th century Powder Tower - once part of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard L
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
War Musuem in Riga

This museum, is one of the largest and oldest museums in Latvia.It is located in the Old Town, part... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The War Museum - free to enter - is situated in Riga's 14th century Powder Tower - once part of the former fortification towers of Riga. It endeavours to show the military and political history of Latvia through weapons, photos, documents, medals and military uniforms...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum, is one of the largest and oldest museums in Latvia.It is located in the Old Town, part of Riga City between the two bridges across the River Daugava and the water canal on the east side. The museum is now settled in the...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of old Riga's fortification wall towers, originally called the Sand Tower, this structure now includes the Latvian War Museum. Admission is free, is open all day up to 17:00 and is well worth a visit, very interesting place.

1  Thank Bobintipp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Latvian War Museum contains surprises in terms of how many battles, and wars have been fought on what is today's Latvian territory. The 20th century for Latvia was a seesaw of freedom and occupation, short periods of independence interspersed with longer periods of subservience...More

1  Thank gregoryjarosch50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, but very little was I. English - they had very few English booklets that others were in use. When we did have an English booklet, the grammar was hard to understand. However, the World War Two exhibitions were fantastic, with first class...More

1  Thank Benji10uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

can spend an hour here, get out of the cold, some interesting things in there but some not so. take your coats off at the door and use the lockers (compulsory), we didn't realise until the woman came running after us beckoning what to do.

1  Thank grimsbydaniel59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this museum whilst on the Riga culture walking tour and went back the next day. It is free to visit and is on several floors. There are toilet facilities and you can buy souvenirs if you wish in the lobby.

1  Thank Suesreview
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently centuries ago this building could have stored gunpowder rebuilt around the 17th century the stone masons , with a sense of humour,inserted cannon balls that had not penetrated the walls from an early invasion by Swedish army.

1  Thank prguru2015
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A big and interresting museum, a lot of pictures and artifacts. A big minus that so little information is in english, but a big plus that it was free entry

2  Thank Ole-Martin L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Free entry, but nevertheless a great collection of Latvian war history starting from earliest settlers and continuing to present day.

1  Thank olli813
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