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Latvian War Museum, Riga

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At Latvian War Museum learn about the political and military history of the country. Told through photographs and awards, the story of Latvia also unfolds through displays of weapons and objects that once belonged to the military. In addition to outlining the country's experience through two world wars, the museum provides exhibits from medieval times to the modern day. View uniforms and helmets used in battle or size up grenades of different powers and dimensions. Dioramas depict historic moments and give insight into the war experience. Tour the museum on your own or request a self-guided tour via your phone or the website. Our Riga travel itinerary planner makes visiting Latvian War Museum and other Riga attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Museum about all wars that were in Latvia very informative, a lot of materials, evidence, bombs, medals, posters, books and etc... about war I, war II and before. but read between the lines about occu...  more »
  • This museum takes you through the ages of Latvian war from 9th century right up until WW2 and soviet occupation. The tower itself is pretty impressive, you get to walk into the tower as they have used...  more »
  • On our last morning in Riga it was very cold and we had walked past the Powder Tower before, so we went into the War Museum. Entry was free and we were told there were 3 floors open (I think). Some of...  more »
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  • Best WW1 exhibit I've seen, really interesting from latvian, German, Russian points of view. Also really good recent history, joining EU and Nato, and Iraq, Afghanistan wars. Older exhibits are harder as there aren't English alongside the pieces it requires picking up a guide book for each section which gets a bit wordy. Really enjoyable thought for the newer exhibits and interactive pieces such as rolling maps of movements etc
  • Военный музей будет интересен мальчишкам и людям, интересующимся историей. Вход бесплатный ;) The museum is targeted at young boys and people interested in history. Not all the information is available in English. But overall most of the things are comprehensible, especially the XX century part (if you were born in the USSR). The building (tower) is historic and very interesting itself. If you have children don't miss the press machine by the entrance :) BTW, the entrance is free...!
  • The museum has several floor, with each floor representing a different time in Latvian history. As you go up, you progress through the time line from the 18th century all the way to present times. All the information is available in English next to its Latvian counterpart, so you won't feel like you're missing out. Highly recommend going through this experience and learning about the history of Latvia.
  • Wery good planed museum and interrsting also.👍
  • Great museum. Big and it's even free..!