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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
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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5d ride - great

We visited the new temporary building, there is a 5d ride over Riga which is great, well worth doing! Followed by a free American roller coaster ride great laugh.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A view of History of Latvia after WW I up to 90-ies when Latvia gain independence from The Soviet Union.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here the first day of our 4 day vacation, it is the second time we have been here we came with our friends this time. A must if you are staying in Riga, at the moment it has been moved but still easy to find. We did have Martin to tell us all about the museum what a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the new temporary building, there is a 5d ride over Riga which is great, well worth doing! Followed by a free American roller coaster ride great laugh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Presented in an orderly fashion with relevant videos and documents in 3 languages, with sufficient information that does not overwhelm, you will learn much about this emotive subject. In 1 - 1.5 hrs you will learn how two large regional powers conspired and almost destroyed a small independent country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit museum in Riga. It exhibits the history of Latvia during the twentieth century and has various artefacts and visual pieces on display. The story is told in chronological order with explanations supporting the various sources of information on display, which answers all questions but without being too heavy. Furthermore there is no set admission fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the History of Latvia and the different influences of different regencies in the society, Ihave to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both here and at the Powder Tower Museums I learnt more about Latvia, the wider region and World Wars 1 and 2 in the East than I had ever known before. It was utterly fascinating with very clear and well-chronicled accounts of these times and excellent and engaging translations. And you didn't have to trail for miles either - it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has moved past the Freedom monument whilst under renovation. A fascinating display with video footage. We hadn't appreciated the 3 periods of occupation and how it affected the Latvians. Spent 1.5hrs there. Quite sobering, a very resilient people. Free to enter, voluntary donation. No cafe but toilets

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but is advertised as having temporarily relocated to the KGB building but this is not true, despite a small sign on the KGB building to this effect. Do however visit the KGB building for its own fascinating story

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice small museum explaining Soviet and Nazi occupations of Latvia. It has some nice videos throughout that you can sit and watch and lots to read.

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