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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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