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Daugavpils Shots Factory

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Address: Varavas iela 28, Daugavpils 5404, Latvia
Phone Number:
+371 27 766 655
10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Being in the remote location of Europe, site has preserved unique evidence...

Being in the remote location of Europe, site has preserved unique evidence of living history of industrial era. It is opened to visitors since late 2012. Factory uses technologies invented in 1794 and all of them will be demonstrated. Site gained prestigious 3rd place award in the European Cultural Tourism network (ECTN) contest “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism – 2015″ and is highly favored by its guests. Factory is closed to guests during actual manufacturing times.

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Interesting visit and funny guide. Thanks, now I know all about bullets and production of bullets. :)

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Nauris S
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting visit and funny guide. Thanks, now I know all about bullets and production of bullets. :)

1 Thank Nauris S
Saulkrasti, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This place should visit those who wants to understand what means added value of live story. Itself place seems nothing interesting, but the story our guide told us did change everything. Interactive things is great, but still cannot compete with humans. :) Our visit ended up with shooting and I found myself precise to hit down some metal cans. :)... More 

1 Thank Gitams
Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very helpful staff (Lina, with her excellent English) and a very interesting, historic and informative tour. Got to fire air pellets at the end too. Bonus!

1 Thank 141wearytraveller141
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and the shooting range experience. Very well presented by a knowledgeable guide. Thanks

Thank Oleg A
Kaunas, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Abosolutely amazing place with extraordinary guide presenting the factory (sorry we didn't ask her name). We were late for guided tour, but friendly girl took us on a short tour and to the top of tower. Girl - YOU WERE AMAZING. That's what happens when people enjoy the job they do. And shooting was kind of relaxation :) Strongly recommended... More 

1 Thank ViktorijaTam
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ticket cost 4€ per person and additional 1.5€ if you want to go to the top of tower. Tours in different hours are in guided different languages: in latvian or in russian / english.

Thank Domantas N
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great place with extraordinary guide presenting the factory, it's history and explains about the production of shots. Strongly recommened.

Thank Andrius D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

You can see everything and you can touch everything and something like that!:D Our guid was very very nice and funny.... You seriosly need to go there!

Thank Kristiāna R
Kekava, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

It is one of the Best museums what i seen before. There is a real machines who really working. Very nice guide . Prices is very cheap! I suggest pay a little more but drive to tower! There is a very nice view of Daugavpils. At the end of extension you can shoot with real guns!!!

Thank Sandis M
Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We had a guided tour all over the factory for 2 h, and didn' t notice how the time passed. It was interesting to see the technology of production, hear about historyof the factory and the city in this context, to see the machines un action and to climb up to the factory tower for the main secret of production... More 

Thank Anita L

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