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Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia

Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 67 283 484
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Moving and informative

While essentially consisting of a collection of memorabilia of Jewish life in Latvia, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Very very interesting

Very good. Very informativ. Extremly important that we learn about these things. It takes appr 1... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
via mobile
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The museum "Jews in Latvia" is dedicated to the history of Latvia's Jewish community from the first Jews in the territory of Latvia in the 16th century to the tragic events of Holocaust. The museum's exhibition is housed in three halls in the historical building of former Jewish theatre.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 67 283 484
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While essentially consisting of a collection of memorabilia of Jewish life in Latvia, the accompanying information is put together well, and relates the destruction by the Nazis of a once thriving intellectual, commercial and social community. However, it also reminds one of the irony that...More

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Very good. Very informativ. Extremly important that we learn about these things. It takes appr 1 hour if you listen through. It is really horrifying what happend in 1941. It is also very important to get the historical facts around. It is very well spendera...More

Thank ThomasHenriksson
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It is a community museum and good collection of artifacts of Jewish life and development in Latvia. Very educational

Thank Yali L
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is very educational and well worth a visit. They have turned a very small space into an excellent exhibition. However upon arrival we were met by a very intimidating staff member who found us (3 Irish girls in our 20s) suspicious. He...More

Thank Aisling F
Jewish_museum_Latvia, Manager at Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Aisling F, we apologize for the accident. On Sunday we had a big group of foreign students visiting, who have applied through the special list, and who were coming exactly around the time you attended, c. 14:00. So probably the security mistook you for...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We found this after going to the KGB building. Both Jews and non-Jews need to visit this museum. It really shows the atrocities that took place with respect to the Latvian Jews, and to learn that it was actually the Latvians who forced the Jews...More

Thank Nmbcharger
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We visited this museum during a special appointment and met with their directors in order to discuss Holocaust history as it pertained to a particular Latvian family during WWII. Even though incredibly busy, both of these lovely people took the time to answer all of...More

1  Thank TravelChic4469
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Another very good example of what Latvian Jews have had to ordeal throughout their history. You should take time to visit this sobering museum and learn from the mistakes of others.

1  Thank MisterD25
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This a must for all people of this world to respect what others went through because of religion and creed. Another country that suffered because of an illiterate few , lets all live in peace for the sake of generations to come ! Entrance is...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This museum has a great display of the history of the Jews in Latvia, and their contributions to Latvian society. Unfortunately the history of the Jews in Latvia is overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust. And the museum does not shy away from the...More

3  Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Hidden away almost...with a great story behind it is a greatly preserved synagog. The decorations and paint looks like real new, and it is worth to read the story behind it as well! Worth seeing!

1  Thank Alon L
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Hello SMFSanFran We are cruising to Riga in July and would like to arrange a tour to focus on the Jewish history of Riga. You praised a guide named "Leva". Do you have any contact information so we can inquire about a tour with her? Did you prearrange your tour? Any info is appreciated. Thank you Grannynannie
20 March 2017|
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Response from Mitchell D | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember mentioning a guide named Leva. I just looked up Jewish sights in Riga and found them myself: the Ghetto, the Choral Synagogue site, the Temple and the Community Center.
What are the opening hours of this museum?
15 June 2015|
Response from JewsinLatvia | Property representative |
The museum is open from 11 am until 5 pm. Every day except for fridays and saturdays.