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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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Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 212 715
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

The museum is in a temporary location in a building shared with several other exhibitions. It's still very central though about 15min away from the old site that is being renovated. We spent almost an hour browsing this museum and its many displays. It's quite...More

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Occupationmuseum, Owner at The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed 17 January 2016

I knew a lot about this period of history but it was still chilling to think of what the Latvians were experiencing whilst we in the West were living in a free society. A must for all who believe in freedom.

Thank tryfan
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Decent enough museum (free too, but a donation is suggested) but it is in a temporary location just north of the Old Town. The original museum certainly looks impressive, so maybe visit it once the renovations are done. Gives a decent perspective on how persecuted...More

Thank DisScrace
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Its located in temporary location, so not so impressive as original one. But I reccomend to take a quide- its worth it!

Thank Kārlis K
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and thought provoking museum about the Soviet and German occupation of Latvia. You get an understanding of how Latvians have had such a traumatic history.

Thank StewpotLeeds
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I think anyone holidaying here in Riga should visit this museum for a better understanding of the country's past.....a visit in bad weather to the forests near the city where the Nazis murdered thousands of Jews is moving too...and if you talk with people you...More

Thank DavidfromPerth
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The museum is housed currently in a temporary facility, while the permanent building is under renovations. As it stands, I would probably skip it for now, as there is not much on display beyond long plaques of historical information that you can read anywhere (ie...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The museum accurately summarizes what can be considered historical facts, but fails to put them into the wider context of analyzing different historical narratives. Putting Hitler and Stalin (and thus totalitarianism of the Soviet type and the Nazi totalitarianism) into one lot is certainly appropriate...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

I was impressed by the way power politics influenced to those who have experienced it. A visit to the museum made me more peace-loving man.

Thank Esko R
Reviewed 17 December 2015

historical perspective of WWII from the Latvian point of view, good exposition with good documentation from first hand accounts. This was definitely an eye opener. This exposition is very relevant even today with the continuing conflict between Eastern Europe and Russia and between Ukraine and...More

Thank samueldequinab
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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