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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 yesterday via mobile

This is a small museum, but very well done and worth the small donation. I learned a lot about Riga's road to independence and the displays were very well done. The staff is very friendly and there are English tours for as little as 5...More

Thank Lynsie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like history and particularly recent history this is for you. We waited for the guided tour, which i think made it. It is a tiny museum with photos of the occupation. We was in the museum for circa 2 hours.....

Thank 35mark2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Moved from it original location due to refurbishment its currently housed in a beautiful Art Nouveau building. An interesting museum that charts Latvia's turbulent history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Marcus_Cannon
Reviewed 1 week ago

New temporary location is about a 10-15min walk from the Town Hall, not bad. It is important history to know, and it is presented well in English. I give it an average rating in that it didn't really grab me, but it is free and...More

Thank whereisdave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in the history of Latvia's independence and occupancy. The museum is small but packed full of information and is presented in a few different languages. Entry is free but donations are encouraged.

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is in temporary quarters, and the exhibition is only a few rooms. However, in that limited space it uses video and artifacts to tell a compelling story of how the Latvian people were put through the wringer by the events of the Twentieth...More

Thank Davanden
Reviewed 1 week ago

This, along with the KGB house, is a "must visit" to get a sobering account of the various occupations of Latvia, not just the soviet occipations, and how the brave people resisted this across the years

Thank Visaman1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has an incredible exhibition on an important period in Latvian history. It's relatively short and concise, located well in the city centre

Thank Arnis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolutely fascinating history, albeit sad, of Latvia's fight against two big bullies in Germany and Russia during the 2nd WW. What Latvia has gone through to achieve its independence finally in 1991 is nothing short of horrific. The exhibition is very well...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remarkable Latvians rise again and again to generate the finest art, music an culture. The museum is a reminder of all that is lost and gained from efforts to survive through compassion and persistence.

Thank julesofthesea
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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