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Address: Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number:
722 81 47

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Lost track of time

The plan was to visit this museum very quickly ... But obviously we failed at doing that. As stated by previous comments sometimes the english translations are missing but they... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Tremelo, Belgium
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This FREE museum is spread over 4 or 5 floors and much of it is in English with hand books to read on your visit. Lots of interesting exhibits from the German invasion then the Russians - such a lot of history in Latvia.

Thank Bill D
Tremelo, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The plan was to visit this museum very quickly ... But obviously we failed at doing that. As stated by previous comments sometimes the english translations are missing but they try to solve this by having translated folders in the beginning of each rooms Definitely a recommendation from my side!

Thank jdecoster
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Interesting museum showing Latvias military history from Viking times to the modern era.Lots of exhibits particularly showing the period from the First World War to the end of the Second World war.Latvia really does have a fascinating history including being invaded once by Germany and twice by Russia in the space of 4 years!My only minor issue as an English... More 

Thank JImSheen_11
Kaunas County, Lithuania
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The museum is free to visit and has 4 stores full of exhibits. There are some videos, interactive games and if you are interested and pay attention you can really lose the track of time. We were in a bit of hurry, so we spent there about an hour, but we could have been there way longer.

Thank ievaaite
Lahti, Finland
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103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great museum. A lot of the exhibits. The visitor can get a good overview of the history of Latvia and the fight for freedom.

Thank susihunt
Evanston, Illinois
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671 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This museum, which is located next to the Powder Tower, provide you with the war history of the country. Some of the exhibits and history could be found before the entrance of the building.

Thank kiltmaker2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This place is well worth visiting on a trip to Riga. Entry is free and although I expected it be a brief flying visit we found ourselves absorbed fully for a couple of hours - and could have stayed longer. In particular the 1st World War section on the 2nd floor was outstanding. They have done a wonderful job bringing... More 

Thank CookieBirmingham
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197 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

just had a quick look round and couldnt comment too much except to say staff where helpful and it was free , with a donation , the architecture was unusual surrounding the museum too

Thank j2tatum
New Mills, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very interesting museum, took us a couple of hours to get around it. Lots of info in English. If you enjoy history or war memorabilia then this is a must visit, and even better its free

Thank Shirley F
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum will take a few hours to see everything. The old gunpowder tower is just the entrance. The building behind is still part of the museum.

Thank Welshperson1

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