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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. See Latvian War Museum and all Riga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Riga trip planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A nice place in General. Roomy, exposure selected for years, but after alebard and swords 13 century is at once the first world war. Closes at 18.00, at approximately 17.30 closed halls were 17.40 almost in the dark. Housekeeper walked behind us on the heels of literally, nor for anyone anymore. But silently. No signatures in addition to Latvian, there are almost no where English, so much is unclear. In the Hall with the foreign form there is even a Canadian, but there is no Russian.
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  • August 14, 2017
    it was nice surprise museum its free and its a lot of visual info about war history in Latvia, if have a interest defencely need to see.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Wasn't obvious that this was open, so don't go by looks. The gate opens! Inside is well laid out. Lots to see. Lots of reading! Plenty of information given. Thoroughly enjoyable. I learnt a lot..........  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Good museum. Great WW1 part that also was in english. Would have given 5 stars if all was in English
  • June 17, 2017
    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
  • January 21, 2017
    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...!
  • June 30, 2017
    The museum is free of charge and very big. Backpacks and jackets can be placed in lockable shelfes (also free of charge). Most parts are described very well in english. Some things are only in latvian, for example small descriptions of weaponry and tools. Its of use to be able to read russian and/or german for the full experience. There is a lot of old german and russian things (clothes, tools, weapons), which seem to be preserved in their original state (with their original symbols on them). I enjoyed the museum very much, even though sometimes, because of the topic, it is very depressing.
  • July 7, 2017
    It's free! Plan to visit in few takes, as museum contains too much facts and information to comprehend during one visit.

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