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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

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Address: Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 212 715
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is an historic educational...

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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Worth the visit, a lot of information

The occupation museum is very thorough in exhibiting the harsh history of Latvian people under the Soviet and Nazi regimes. Compact museum with interesting pieces illustrating the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The occupation museum is very thorough in exhibiting the harsh history of Latvian people under the Soviet and Nazi regimes. Compact museum with interesting pieces illustrating the times. A lot of reading so take your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entrance is by donation, and we paid 10 Euro extra for a guided tour. It was well worth it as guide was very engaging (over a hour) and full of helpful information about the challenging history of Latvia over the past 100 years. The museum is small (temporary quarters in former US Embassy while the block house in Riga square... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a eeerie place, but learnt things that I did not know about . Well worth a visit if iinterested in the historical aspects of this beautiful country.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to start if you know little about the recent history of the Baltic states. It covers the period from the Soviet invasion to independence, 1940-90. Lots of reading though, with a few televisual displays. Not one for the kids! It's free but they depend on donations. Max 1 hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and all very well explained through a timeline and videos. Maybe just a little small, we were there for less than an hour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a museum where you need read a lot. A lot, especially if you are not that familiar with baltics history. I learned a lot, especially from the video they showed there. The reading part was little bit toi much, as I'm more of a visual museum visitor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of information and a clear introduction to someone who isn't too aware of the occupations of Latvia. Admission is free with just a donation required, the temporary premises is reasonable with plenty of interactive exhibits too. Would recommend. It will take you less than an hour to see everything!

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit tells the history of his country. It's so important to see it, learn it and be reminded of it as you continue to sightsee. It will deepen the experience of the visit. I enjoyed the museum, and it gave me a different perspective of Riga and Latvia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent museum to get a quick history of Latvia's occupation by the Nazi's during WWII and the Soviets since then. Great for students trying to a grasp of what happened to countries in the sphere of influence of both Germany and Russia. All the exhibits have English translations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

full of information, and a lot of reading it tells the complicated tale of the latvian people under the regimes of invasions , it can be a bit heay at time and i wouldnt recomend it for children who coul become very bored quite easily

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