"Occupation Museum" Museum of the Occupation of Latvia Tip by Jagermeister

  Occupation Museum
by Jagermeister

The Occupation Museum is located at Strelnieku laukums right behind the Riflemen Statue. The museum goves the visitor the story of Latvia's history under the Soviets pre-WW2, then the Nazis during WW2, then the Soviets again post-WW2.

If you have been to Berlin, this museum will remind you of the Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie due to the photo intensive exhibits on display. There is a recreation of a gulag barracks inside along with plenty of pictures depicting the actions of the Checka and KGB.

I highly recommend this museum. It is free (although donations are accepted) and will take you about an hour and a half to walk through.

Address: Strelnieku laukums 1
Directions: Right behind the Riflemen Statue
Phone: 721 27 15
Website: http://www.occupationmuseum.lv

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 10, 2005
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