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Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia

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A really inspiring visit

Super friendly staff; knew their stuff and happy to answer all of our questions. Really interesting... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Luke G
via mobile
Interesting & insightful

Definitely a hidden gem, but a must visit when in Riga. This museum is exceptionally well... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Stuart M
via mobile
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Super friendly staff; knew their stuff and happy to answer all of our questions. Really interesting exhibits and everything pretty much translated. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely a hidden gem, but a must visit when in Riga. This museum is exceptionally well presented and has an abundance of information regarding the third awakening. The museum is free, but accepts donations. This museum ties in very well with the occupation museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We hadn't planned to go to this museum, but we wandered by, were curious, and stepped in. We were free to wander about four floors of exhibits with original artifacts from the resistance movement and Soviet life in Latvia.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

To begin, the front door was open when I arrived, so I had no problems getting in! The Popular Front was integral to the resistance to communism during the 1980s. According to the museum they led the efforts to push for liberation and independence when...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Arminius1
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We learned all sorts of stuff - we never knew that 2 million people stood hand in hand to form the Baltic Way in 1989. Only downsides are the lack of English subtitles for the videos and the rather non-linear layout, but absolutely worth the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank alexisridler
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We tried the door several times and assumed was shut for Independence Day so went back the next day and same again. So we called the museum who said they were indeed open and we just needed to push the door harder. So really do...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I stumbled upon this gem of a museum accidentally, but wow, is it worth a visit! It is very informative and interactive and brings to light the history of the Baltic countries as they fought for independence from the USSR. And not even 30 years...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank mareynolds08
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Great museum, everything has English translation and it's free! The front door was closed over when I arrived so it looked closed from the outside but I just pushed it and was through to the glass doors inside the building

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Free museum with deep cultural meaning, necessary to truly understand the people of Latvia. A little hard to find, but Google takes you right to it in the old town area.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Dylan C
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Not the easiest museum to find but worth the effort.This sets out in clear means and using a lot of audio visual devices,how the Latvians won their struggle for freedom.What would in other hands have been turned into a meaningless mass of words has been...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank wingate
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11 September 2018|
Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
We visited it in the afternoon. A Thursday, I'd guess. Worth the trip. Try Google translation on the site.