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Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia

Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 67 283 484
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Very well made exhibition, staff that not just knows exhibited information but is also friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1986Gaia
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Definitely worth a visit

Jewish people played an important part in Riga until the second world war, and then we all know... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
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The museum "Jews in Latvia" is dedicated to the history of Latvia's Jewish community from the first Jews in the territory of Latvia in the 16th century to the tragic events of Holocaust. The museum's exhibition is housed in three halls in the historical building of former Jewish theatre.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well made exhibition, staff that not just knows exhibited information but is also friendly and willing to elaborate.

Thank 1986Gaia
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Jewish people played an important part in Riga until the second world war, and then we all know what happened. This museum is a well put-together attempt to remember the flourishing Jewish community in Latvia before the war, honour the memory of those who perished,...More

Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum is in a building obviously owned by the local Jewish population and is on the third floor (lots of steps). It does what it says on the tin and shows you the history of Jews in Latvia mainly via photographs and text (translated...More

1  Thank LoungerLondon
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This museum is a must -- what an educational experience. Only 3 rooms, but it's rich in fascinating original documents, photos, letters etc. that tell the story of the Jewish community that is not one of the best known in the world. Did you know...More

Thank aperel
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is on the 3rd floor of the building that used to be the jewish teater. It is very imformative of the jewish life in Riga and Latvia before WW2 and during the terible time of the Shoaa. It has many pictures and other...More

Thank roniseg
Reviewed 14 July 2017

For those who are interested in the history of the Jews in Latvia, this museum adds to the story with photos and documents not shown elsewhere. The culture, intellectual life and community of Jews that had existed in peace and prosperity were decimated under the...More

1  Thank AZtraveler27
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Free entry and free audio guide which is 2 hours long. This museum shows the well documented history of the Jews in Latvia with many photos and documents to accompany the detailed audio explanation. The first room has adequate seating but you have to stand...More

1  Thank c_wicks234
Reviewed 28 May 2017

While essentially consisting of a collection of memorabilia of Jewish life in Latvia, the accompanying information is put together well, and relates the destruction by the Nazis of a once thriving intellectual, commercial and social community. However, it also reminds one of the irony that...More

2  Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Very good. Very informativ. Extremly important that we learn about these things. It takes appr 1 hour if you listen through. It is really horrifying what happend in 1941. It is also very important to get the historical facts around. It is very well spendera...More

1  Thank ThomasHenriksson
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It is a community museum and good collection of artifacts of Jewish life and development in Latvia. Very educational

Thank Yali L
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Grannynannie
21 March 2017|
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Response from Mitchell D | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember mentioning a guide named Leva. I just looked up Jewish sights in Riga and found them myself: the Ghetto, the Choral Synagogue site, the Temple and the Community Center.
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FayeEdwards
15 June 2015|
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Response from JewsinLatvia | Property representative |
The museum is open from 11 am until 5 pm. Every day except for fridays and saturdays.
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