I took a class there for a study abroad. Our tour guide was fantastic and the displays were very informative. I would highly recommend it.
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A good and concise museum which presents the tragic fate of a small nation and country in the pressure between two cruel dictators. I live in the Baltic region and I belong to the the generation who has been taught the history of 1940s so...More
It took some finding and quite a walk but worth it. It is quite hard to put into words how I felt going around the Museum, I suppose in the end when I came out was that I felt grateful.
The current place is temporary as the original one near the Blackheads Building is under renovation. It has very good exhibition with the section of WWII and Soviet time. It is a good place to understand the history and Latvians.
After attempting to visit this museum on my first day in Riga, but finding that it had been moved to a temporary location, I made sure it was top of my list for the days to follow. Not knowing much about Latvia and its Nazi...More
This place really hits home re the history of Riga and what the locals have been through. Lots of visuals, reading and videos. A tough one to stomach but this place is the one to get the best feel for the place.
This museum explains the occupation of Latvia by both the Soviets and the Nazis. It has lots of information in English as well as Latvian. There were also video testimonies from people who lived through and experienced Soviet occupation, which were very interesting but quite...More
As the museum name tells, it features the occupation history since Nazi to Soviet in Latvia. It was a temporary exhibition when we went there (the original one was in renovation), so it took us quite a while to find it. There were many boards...More
We were walking near the University of Latvia when we came across this museum, temporarily moved to what had been the U.S. embassy. Visiting is an almost overwhelming experience as it becomes clear what the Latvian people had to cope with between 1940 and 1991....More