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Latvian War Museum

Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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The entrance is free. The biggest part of the museum is about World War 1, because in that period a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eligijus S
Excellent Building & Exhibits!

This museum is a must-visit as it combines a range of primary and secondary sources across many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew N
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The entrance is free. The biggest part of the museum is about World War 1, because in that period a lot happend with Latvia. Latvia had a big roll in WW1. There is also a par about WW2.

Thank Eligijus S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a must-visit as it combines a range of primary and secondary sources across many floors with well-designed exhibits about the fascinating building (which still has cannon balls embedded in many sides!), the city, country and people from earliest times to today. I...More

Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this while doing one of the walking tours. We caught it with an hour till it shut, and were so fascinated by the history of Latvia and Riga, we actually had to go back the next day to finish seeing everything. Although a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would reccomand a quick visit to this museum. It's interesting to learn something about this beautiful country. There is no entry fee to this museum, which I think it's pretty awesome considering that some churches ask for an entry fee,which reflects positively on the...More

Thank Dario S
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This lovely old building is well worth a visit, and you can learn so much about the Latvian war years, and takeover by Russia up to the breakaway from Russia, to the present state of Latvia. information books available in English and no cost for...More

Thank ColCal-15
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The War Museum - free to enter - is situated in Riga's 14th century Powder Tower - once part of the former fortification towers of Riga. It endeavours to show the military and political history of Latvia through weapons, photos, documents, medals and military uniforms...More

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum, is one of the largest and oldest museums in Latvia.It is located in the Old Town, part of Riga City between the two bridges across the River Daugava and the water canal on the east side. The museum is now settled in the...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 5 November 2017

One of old Riga's fortification wall towers, originally called the Sand Tower, this structure now includes the Latvian War Museum. Admission is free, is open all day up to 17:00 and is well worth a visit, very interesting place.

1  Thank Bobintipp
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Latvian War Museum contains surprises in terms of how many battles, and wars have been fought on what is today's Latvian territory. The 20th century for Latvia was a seesaw of freedom and occupation, short periods of independence interspersed with longer periods of subservience...More

1  Thank gregoryjarosch50
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit, but very little was I. English - they had very few English booklets that others were in use. When we did have an English booklet, the grammar was hard to understand. However, the World War Two exhibitions were fantastic, with first class...More

1  Thank Benji10uk
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