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1991 Barricades Museum

Kramu iela 3, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Very important museum. Needs to be more welcoming

I would like to say that this museum is integral to the history of Latvia. Since visiting Riga... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
Interesting history, Only in English

Small museum in the centre of the town. Went there due to the big events. No English information... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Mechelen, Belgium
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Kramu iela 3, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I would like to say that this museum is integral to the history of Latvia. Since visiting Riga, I've come to understand the Barricades have an almost mythical place in Latvian history. This museum does a good job focusing on that element of it. Visually,...More

Thank Arminius1
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Small museum in the centre of the town. Went there due to the big events. No English information, so not for tourists. Only one sheet of paper with an English introduction.

Thank Cedricbe
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a museum dedicated to the 1991 silent revolution when the USSR was breaking apart. The protests in Latvia started in Riga about 100m from this little museum on the second floor of an old building. Very little is in English but it still...More

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 28 September 2016

You might be tempted to overlook this spot (and it's only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays) but I suggest you stop by. It gives you a great feeling both about how confined the people felt during the second half of the 20th century AND how...More

1  Thank Pen_Princess
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great examination of the Soviet harassment of Riga in 1991. Only four or five rooms. Piece of paper describes events in detail in English.

1  Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The opening times at the doorway are misleading. This museum IS OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY. Closed Sunday only. Try the door if it appears closed. This museum gives such an important insight into Riga's recent history demonstrating the national loyalty of the Latvian people. For...More

1  Thank exI-nterrailer
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Another good 'proper' museum (by which I mean real objects not inane computer screens), just like all the others I visited. Small but well worth a short visit to find out about how Latvians bravely won their freedom from the USSR. Right in the heart...More

1  Thank ANS321
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The odd part of this museum is that the museum is apparently run by volunteers and the chap who we first met at the entrance appeared surprised to see us. We were offered a guide, but he would have to phone him and ask him...More

1  Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We came on a Friday and were leaving the next day so missed visiting this museum. We didn't find anything online to say this so be aware if you want to visit.

Thank GretelRatzinger
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

If you want to know a bit more about Latvia then you should visit here.All though a little hard to find once there was well worth the visit. Our guide was interesting and passionate about the Latvians struggle for independence. Well worth going. It's only...More

1  Thank Perry W
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