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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
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Small but comprehensive museum

This is an interesting museum looking at both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Latvia although mostly about the Nazi period. Although small it comprehensively covers the history... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2015
Skawina, Poland
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

So much interesting information about Latvia in the past several decades, and its periods of occupation and independence, in English. It's a free museum, but they have a box for donations. Highly recommend.

Thank Emily M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

When I first came to Rigs in 2005 this was one of the first places I visited.it was the first place I visited on my second visit.The ugly building,built by the Soviets was a tribute to their soldiers.The Lstvians did not demolish it but left it as an ironic comment.,Apart from the main exhibition there is a temporary exhibition about... More 

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Skawina, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is an interesting museum looking at both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Latvia although mostly about the Nazi period. Although small it comprehensively covers the history and labels are all well translated into English.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We took the English tour of this building and it is well worth arranging to do that. We have been to a more unnerving occupation museum in Budapest but this one is so important to visit. As a senior citizen, I tour these museums and think how it was my contemporaries who lived through the terrors of Russian/Nazi/Russian occupations and... More 

Thank Jjjjam
Ogre, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I went here last week with my family. It is located just next to Melngalvju Nams and Rigas Dome and it was really great to hear and see so much about Latvians and their history during the World War 2. Recommending everyone to go and see the place. Also, downstairs you can find this new 5D Cinema!

Thank Janis G
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

There is no charge but a donation box is provided. It is only quite small but has high impact, such a sad story of occupation but uplifting in that the spirit of the people overcomes such adversity. A young couple there at the same time as us were quite overcome by some of the accounts of suffering under the German... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Excelent excibition which showes very sad history of baltic countries. It is hard to believe what people can do to anorher people. Worth to visit this museum, bur also everybody must visit house of corner.

Thank Povilas M
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

This was excellent, the guide was wonderful, a very sombre subject of course but not to be missed, a very important part of Riga 's history. Do visit it is an eye opener.

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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum and did not know what to expect ,it was very interesting and I was surprised by how little I knew about this time

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

very interesting stuff about the Russian occupation. lots to see and read. entry by donation so have a wander and give what you think it's worth on way out. tours available too. situated right by the Blackheads house so great location and easy to get to.

Thank John Ray D

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