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Latvian War Museum

Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
722 81 47
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Some personal glances at the life of war.

This museum is totally worth the visit if you are in Riga. Its free, and pretty big!! Lockers are... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Hannah D
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Is spread over 5 stories, but only a small part has hard bedded English with the exhibits. Rest has... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
adamoftheoutback
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
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Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is totally worth the visit if you are in Riga. Its free, and pretty big!! Lockers are free, as you are unable to enter with coats and bags. This museum allows you to follow the life of war in and around Latvia, and...More

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Is spread over 5 stories, but only a small part has hard bedded English with the exhibits. Rest has English exhibit manuals in the display that are very comprehensive. Allow at least 2 hours and try and find the Australian military uniforms in the displays.

Thank adamoftheoutback
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The museum is big and has many exhibitions, most of them in Latvian only (besides small guidebooks in English). Very little information is dedicated to Holocaust. If the museum hadn't been free, I would have regretted going.

Thank Zhivile J
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
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...More

Thank jdecoster
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...More

Thank Bermondsey68
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...More

Thank ievaaite
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
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
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...More

Thank CookieBirmingham
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