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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014

Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 20 258 881
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Bit of a shambles, the women on the counter serving seemed to believe she was still in Soviet... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Best museum in Riga

This museum is very good. I'd recommend visiting the Occupation of Latvia museum first just to put... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 20 258 881
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bit of a shambles, the women on the counter serving seemed to believe she was still in Soviet Russia was talking to paying customers. Whatever you do, close the door when you walk in as that’s a real issue for her. Anyway never ventured round...More

Thank TheEuroTourist
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is very good. I'd recommend visiting the Occupation of Latvia museum first just to put it into context. I'd also recommend booking onto the tour of the prison cells because this is what I thought was incredible. You cannot access the cells unless...More

Thank EMC96
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived in the nick of time to join an English speaking tour, with our guide, who had a very Russian sounding accent (probably reflective of the significant Russian minority still in Latvia). Very pleased we got to go on the guided tour - it...More

Thank ThePughs14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends recommended this to us as there is little advertising about it, perhaps for obvious reasons. A tour with a guide is a must to understand the suffering the Latvians endured during the Cold War. The museum is best seen after the tour to put...More

Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really must do in Riga. You should book the guided tour because you'll be able to learn many things about this dark period with a young excellent guy! You'll also be able to visit the cells : very impressive and gloomy place...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not very well laid out. I'm sure going round with a guide would be better but the day we visited there were none and the lady was particularly grumpy

Thank Rob6965
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen this place on Tripadvisor but not on any local tourist information leaflets so struggled to find with the exception of a small sign. Went in and wasn't too sure if we were in the right place lol. Interesting information but not well...More

Thank BigPaul9967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is quite unassuming and easy to walk past without seeing the signage. Persist! The museum - free entry - is a simple exhibition predomonantly of simple displays, pictures and noticeboard style information ... a lot of reading. No. The important thing is to...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for anyone interested in history.Pay the €5 extra for the guided tour of the cells-well worth it-although not for those who get claustrophobic.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is just ok. We visited and was expecting more, so left a little disappointed. Only highlight was it was good to get out of the cold. Unfortunately I Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Benji10uk
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Chloe S
19 November 2017|
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Response from ThePughs14 | Reviewed this property |
There were at least 3 on the day we were there - our one was at 12 midday - but the best bet is to check their website for up to date info as it is now not peak season.
Kathy S
23 March 2017|
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Response from maria r | Reviewed this property |
Yes was cheap at five euros
Irene R
26 August 2016|
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Response from Debra N | Reviewed this property |
You won't get to see the cells in the basement, exercise yard, kitchen, ect. if you don't take the tour. Therefore, it is well worth paying for.