Although the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is regarded as one of the best museums of Latvia, the museum is considered to be an ugly reminder of what the country went through under the Soviet regime. The details of the devastation caused during the Second World War and the Latvian’s struggle for independence is very well represented in this occupation museum.
True to its type of museum, the Museum of Occupation of Latvia is known to shock its visitors; the displays include a Soviet bunker along with several photographs taken during the annexation of Latvia. Most of these photos are gruesome and use your discretion if you’re traveling with young children.
Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia Travel Tips
- Free Entry.
- Although admission is free, you’re encouraged to make donations.
How to Reach Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia
- Ratslaukums (tram station)
- Golden Coffee
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86.04% of people who visit Riga include Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
54.18% of people start their Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia
63.93% of people prefer walking in order to reach Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia
Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia Reviews & Ratings
Visited the museum today in its temporary building. The museum itself was quite small but detailed the entire journey of Latvia since 1918 until today. There were many videos, newspapers articles and declarations on display. I would definitely recommend this place as a must visit while in Riga to understand the past of Latvia when under the rule of two major regimes.
The Museum of Occupation is a very good alternative for a rainy day. Despite being very ordinary on what it exhibits the guide was doing her best to summarize latvian history during the different occupation eras in 2 hours. She was open to questions and added a personal touch with her own specific stories. Recommended!
Please keep in mind that the current location is temporary. Main building is being renovated. So don't expect a major exhibition. But still - informative, sometimes tough. Current entry fee is a donation.
The history this museum covers is very interesting, however the way the museum is presented currently is very dull, and you may as well read the information online from the comfort of your own arm chair. I believe that this is just the temporary exhibit and a new museum is being created (I hope). The corner house (prison cells) are definitely worth the visit though!
If you have visited this place, you should check out the war museum too. The two complement each other very well. So you have a great chance to learn something about the modern history of Latvia