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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Riga
(3.4/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • In the city centre, near the monument to Freedom, this Museum offers an excellent view of Nazi occupation and Soviet periods. There are a lot of materials, pictures, information. All in English, Russian and Latvian. Free entry
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  • Myself and a friend visited the museum of the occupation on our last day in Riga. Due to the development of the new museum, the exhibition is currently in a temporary building. The building was easy t...  more »
  • A small fine museum that gives a good impression of Latvia's history with film clips and simple instruments.
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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 ...