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The Museum of the Occupation of Riga

Latvia was occupied from 1949 to 1991 by two successive regimes in the forms of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. This well-curated museum conveys what life was like during this time, and serves as a memorial to those who died or fled as a result of the occupation. Visitors can view film archives and see a reconstruction of life in the infamous Siberian labour camps. A sobering and humanising experience, highly recommended for those who wish to connect to Latvian culture while on holiday in Riga.

Address: Raiņa bulvāris 7, Centra rajons


Telephone: +371 67 212 715

Opening times: Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm (October to April); and 11am to 6pm (May to September).

Admission: Donation