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Latvian War Museum

Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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In-progress updating of exhibits

This museum seems to be working towards updating. Areas describing WWI were fantastic - there were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
It's free and worth going to

A lot crammed into a not very large museum and set in a very pretty square. It's obviously popular... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum seems to be working towards updating. Areas describing WWI were fantastic - there were plenty of interesting artifacts with descriptions and enhancers also in English - including displays with English translations of the letters of common soldiers and civilians. Some very good use...More

Thank McTamara
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lot crammed into a not very large museum and set in a very pretty square. It's obviously popular as there were several privately guided tours going on and the museum has good exhibits

Thank SaraBruxelles
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a phenomenal collection this museum has. Five floors of the military history of Latvia. If you wanted to spend a full day here, reading everything, it would take 4-5 hours. From 1st Century to Afghanistan the history of warfare in Latvia is covered. There...More

Thank Arminius1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not go inside but the building itself and the reconstruction of the old city wall are worth seeing.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is quite extensive and covers over a thousand years of Latvian history. The displays are interesting, the building well laid out, and best of all it is free!

Thank Judgerld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a lot of good information, artifacts, and history on the different wars Latvia has been a part of. My issue is with the various staff members who followed me into different exhibits. As a solo, ethnic female, I noticed staff members would...More

Thank jaytee_online
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our latest visit to Riga , june 2017 we visited this lovely museum! It was free of charge and the main focus of the museum was Latvia modern history and the stories of the WW1 and WWII and a little bit about the Russian...More

Thank Maher E
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Where they have modernised the display it was more interesting, most of it was old fashioned and a bit dull. Will pass the time on a wet day as its free.

Thank Achnerm
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Museum about all wars that were in Latvia very informative, a lot of materials, evidence, bombs, medals, posters, books and etc... about war I, war II and before. but read between the lines about occupation, holocaust and world war II

Thank Yakov S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This museum takes you through the ages of Latvian war from 9th century right up until WW2 and soviet occupation. The tower itself is pretty impressive, you get to walk into the tower as they have used it to full capacity to display all the...More

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