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Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia

Vecpilsetas 13/15 | Old town, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 224 502
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Wonderfully presented. Thorough. Essential to understanding Latvia today.

We hadn't planned to go to this museum, but we wandered by, were curious, and stepped in. We were... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Eric S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Fascinating history of the beginning of the end of Communism

To begin, the front door was open when I arrived, so I had no problems getting in! The Popular... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Arminius1
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Richmond, Virginia
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Vecpilsetas 13/15 | Old town, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We hadn't planned to go to this museum, but we wandered by, were curious, and stepped in. We were free to wander about four floors of exhibits with original artifacts from the resistance movement and Soviet life in Latvia.

1  Thank Eric S
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

To begin, the front door was open when I arrived, so I had no problems getting in! The Popular Front was integral to the resistance to communism during the 1980s. According to the museum they led the efforts to push for liberation and independence when...More

1  Thank Arminius1
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

We learned all sorts of stuff - we never knew that 2 million people stood hand in hand to form the Baltic Way in 1989. Only downsides are the lack of English subtitles for the videos and the rather non-linear layout, but absolutely worth the...More

1  Thank alexisridler
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We tried the door several times and assumed was shut for Independence Day so went back the next day and same again. So we called the museum who said they were indeed open and we just needed to push the door harder. So really do...More

2  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

I stumbled upon this gem of a museum accidentally, but wow, is it worth a visit! It is very informative and interactive and brings to light the history of the Baltic countries as they fought for independence from the USSR. And not even 30 years...More

1  Thank mareynolds08
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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Great museum, everything has English translation and it's free! The front door was closed over when I arrived so it looked closed from the outside but I just pushed it and was through to the glass doors inside the building

1  Thank Martin S
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Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Free museum with deep cultural meaning, necessary to truly understand the people of Latvia. A little hard to find, but Google takes you right to it in the old town area.

1  Thank Dylan C
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

Not the easiest museum to find but worth the effort.This sets out in clear means and using a lot of audio visual devices,how the Latvians won their struggle for freedom.What would in other hands have been turned into a meaningless mass of words has been...More

2  Thank wingate
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

We discovered this small museum by chance while exploring the Old town. There is free entry, and it is probably one of the most moving experiences, we have had in Riga. The museum is small, and located in a building on one of the small...More

2  Thank Gloria A
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