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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Riga

(3.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
At Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, learn about life during the time when the Soviets and Nazi Germans took over. The museum exhibits feature documents, photographs, and historic artifacts testifying about Soviet and Nazi terror. Take some time to get acquainted with totalitarian ideologies, and see why the Latvian residents were opposed to the occupation regimes. The museum pays tribute to Latvian diaspora--their cultural life and their contribution to the struggle for independence. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and other Riga attractions using our handy Riga vacation trip planner.
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  • It is a museum where you need read a lot. A lot, especially if you are not that familiar with baltics history. I learned a lot, especially from the video they showed there. The reading part was little...  more »
  • Lots of information and a clear introduction to someone who isn't too aware of the occupations of Latvia. Admission is free with just a donation required, the temporary premises is reasonable with ple...  more »
  • Didactic Museum who returns back to back Nazism and Stalinism. There are interesting works in the French language. Fans of contemporary history only
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  • The main building is closed for renovation, cannot wait for it to be reopened. Interesting for anyone who digs history!
  • The main entrance was locked when we arrived around 4pm. Disappointed! We decided to give it a miss and crossed over to the other side of the Daugava River.
  • Free entry. Decent size. Mostly factual. Slight propaganda. The fact that it makes some Russian visitors as angry as to give 1 star to this museum is intriguing.
  • So fun to see angry and exclaiming russians there, they really think, that when you say "Soviet Union", you mean russians))))
  • Great modern history lesson about the people of Lativa ... Helps you understand the what these people (past generation) went through prior to independence ... A ""MUST SEE"" MUSEUM FOR ALL VISTIORS TO RIGA ...