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Latvian War Museum, Riga

(3.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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 with free entrance and a beautiful collection of wars in Latvia with English support
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  • A few days ago I and my husband have visited this museum. We spend there about 1 hour and 40 min. It's very big museum - there is 4 floors, with about 15 halls to see. There is a lots of information, ...  more »
  • Free Museum where we went without conviction and finally we left enchanted! Very very very beautiful Museum, with a thread throughout the different rooms. Info only in Latvian or English on the posters, but nevertheless we have very well understood! Go see without hesitation!
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  • 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.👍
  • It's in a beautiful historic building, and it has a lot of information about historical war weapons, as well as the military campaigns that happened through the years in the territory that's now Latvia. The cherry on top is that it's free so you can just quickly go through it if you need to, or you can just return another day if you get tired!
  • Supposedly the museum closes at 6pm and the last entrance is 15mim before that, but at 17h30 the ladies were closing all the doors and saying we must hurry and that we needed to leave fast. Even one of the ladies got out earlier than 5:45pm. This is a shame because the museum has a lot of interesting things to see and everyone was rushing us to leave quickly with no apparent reason. Shame