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Latvian War Museum, Riga

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#6 of 102 in Museums in Latvia
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. See Latvian War Museum and all Riga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Riga trip planner.
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  • Admission is free, the running time to refine the site. Who are interested in military topics-please pay attention to it
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  • Visited the museum by coincidence while strolling through the Ielas of the Old Riga. Interesting displays.  more »
  • Both my partner and I didn't know what to expect when we walked in, but the world War 1 part of the museum was exceptional. There is a mixture of media to hold your interest and has a great layout and...  more »
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  • Very boring exhibition in my opinion. The museum is supported by donations mainly. They insist you first pay and then look. But they'd better pay you to visit it. Unfriendly personnel.
  • The exhibition has temporarily moved to just behind the Freedom Monument so don't head to the location on Google maps. It's a small exhibit but it does detail very well the struggles of Latvia during Nazi and USSR occupation and finally the move towards liberation in the early 90s. It's also free so there's really no excuse not to go.
  • I highly recommend taking the guided tour, the guide was an incredible story teller, genuine & heartfelt. He knew how to add levity & humor where appropriate as well as sharing personal insight & familial experiences to bring reliability to a heavy topic that still weighs prominently on the national consciousness
  • Great insight into history and incredibly well designed museum. Brilliant exhibits and use of storytelling and technology to guide you through history. Never gets boring!
  • Great museum to learn the whys and wherefores that make up the unique Baltic outlook on modern world history
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