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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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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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“nazi germany” (20 reviews)
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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting to see the information about how local people suffered during the occupation by the USSR and by Germany. Be warned there is lots and lots to read here. So probably not suitable for younger children

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is dedicated to three occupations, first by the russians, then by the germans, and then again by the russians. It covers the periode up to 1991, and as such It deals with the deportations to Siberia and the difficult homecoming for those who...More

Thank Per G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very well set out museum with clear information and some excellently collated artefacts. It is the video testimony of the people who lived in Latvia during and those who survived the occupation and all that entailed that is the heart of this...More

Thank Jmai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to enter with a small suggested donation this is definitely worth a visit. Not loads to see but the exhibition is modern and very informative.

Thank Amy_Lea_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its from my point view a must see in Riga. Very informative. I would recommend everybody to take a guided tour (I think it costs about 10€ for 1-3 persons).

Thank Philipp V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Museum in my last day of staying at Riga. I knew about these black pages of history of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. But exposition of this Museum gave more information and emotions to me. Guests of Riga, you should to visit this...More

Thank Olga084
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didnt know much about the Russian occupation of Latvia before our visit. I understand much more about it now. Great visit but the location has moved temporarily and is 11 minutes walk away from the original location. The current location is at Raina Bulvaris...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in Riga to understand the history. No entrance fee but a donation will do. It comes with English explanations.

Thank hi_shirley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The children in the tour group found it long. The adults found it fascinating. Spares items, but lots of information that was highlighted by an excellent guide. Will return with friends.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although in its temporary location on Raina Bulvaris, this was no distraction. Excellently presented "storyboards" - in Latvian and English - with pictures (and personal exhibits in display cases) and some video exhibits in differing languages, tell the history of the Country and the Latvian...More

Thank Richard L
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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