We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 386.21*
and up
2-Night Round–Trip Cruise from Riga to Stockholm With City Sightseeing Tours
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“latvian history” (65 reviews)
“nazi germany” (20 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
Write a Review
Reviews (1,387)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 916 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Very organized story of Latvia in the 20th century. And it is an interesting story. But mostly posters with pictures and very little in terms of artifacts. I could learned just as much by working through a book with pictures.

Thank Bpkengor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tied to the "Corner House" KGB museum (the "Corner House" is an adjunct of the Occupation Museum, this venue focuses on the quest for Latvian independence that began in World War I, and walks a twisting path through the Russian Civil War, Russian Occupation, World...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum of Occupation is located just beside the House of the Blackheads, at the Town Hall Square, in the very center of Old Town of Riga. The building of museum is an interesting example of Soviet -era architecture, still under reconstruction. Inside, we got...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibition is housed in temporary venue as the original is being renovated. There are many displays and photographs, plus some very good films featuring either personal recollections or archive footage.

1  Thank kathWatford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting to learn about the atrocities of Soviet and Nazi regimes, including labor camps in many cases leading to extermination, forced splitting and resettlement of entire families etc. Educational tourism at its best.

2  Thank Tomas T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum! It has a lot of interesting materials, all in English. So if you are interesting in History and War you should definetly go to this museum to understand a little bit more of Latvia and Baltics history.

1  Thank Fernando B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really liked it when we have been there last time 2009. May be something changed since that time.

1  Thank Sergy p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gave a good glimpse of Riga’s history. The occupation of the Germans and Russians and the effect upon the community and families. The sending to Siberia and trains that housed exiles for months on end. Well worth a visit.

Thank Den51_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well Organized~~learned LOTS! For those interested in ~ 50 years of Latvian history when 'other' than Latvians (i.e. Soviets, Germans, Soviets) were governing this museum offers written words, compelling images, videos (including interviews w/citizens who 'lived' the story), and tours (3 Euros). Donations accepted for...More

1  Thank KATHY M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhere all should visit, a reminder of recent history only closed in 1991 when the Soviets left after glasnost many deportations to Siberia during the Stalin years

Thank a24681359
Nearby Restaurants
3 Pavaru Restorans
683 reviews
.28 km away
293 reviews
.30 km away
Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela
221 reviews
.28 km away
184 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vermanes Garden Park
656 reviews
.20 km away
Latvian National Opera
501 reviews
.37 km away
Nativity of Christ Cathedral
428 reviews
.29 km away
Pilsetas kanals
394 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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