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Occupation Museum of Latvia

Occupation Museum of Latvia (Raiņa bulvāris 7, Rīga) — this intriguing museum’s exhibition tells about life in Latvia during three 20th century occupations (the first Soviet occupation of 1940-41; the Nazi occupation from 1941-44; and the second Soviet occupation, from 1944-1991): The museum also covers power politics, Soviet and Nazi terror, the destruction of Latvia’s […]

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National History Museum of Latvia

National History Museum of Latvia (Pils laukums 3, Rīga) – this museum is the largest repository of Latvian material culture. It was founded in 1896 as the museum of the Science Committee of the Riga Latvian Society. To enable a better understanding of its foundation and aims, we should look back at the situation of […]

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Museum of the History of Riga & Navigation

Museum of the History of Riga & Navigation (Palasta iela 4, Rīga) – this museum is the oldest public museum in Latvia and the Baltic, and is one of the oldest in Europe. The Museum is located in Old Town, in a noteworthy 13th – 20th century architectural monument – the Riga Dome complex. At […]

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Museum of Space Exploration

Museum of Space Exploration (Raiņa bulvāris 19, Rīga) — The museum (established by the University of Latvia) was founded in 1987, in honor of the centennial of Friedrich Zander (in Latvian: Canders), a pioneer of rocketry (1887-1933). The exhibition is now displayed in the building of his Alma Mater at Raiņa Boulevard 19, where the […]

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Museum of Christmas Battles en la granja “Mangaļi”

Museum of Christmas Battles at the “Mangaļi” farm (Jelgava district, Valgunde parish, Mangali) — is a branch of the War Museum of Latvia which displays an exhibition titled “Latvian Riflemen at Christmas Battles” and a model of the battlefield (showing the first line of World War I German field fortifications — the so-called German Wall, […]

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Mores Battle Museum

Mores Battle Museum (Sigulda district, More parish, Kalna Kaņēni) – located 45 minutes east of Riga, this museum has been created as a cultural, historical, educational and tourist site. It is located in the place where, during World War II, from 26 September to 6 October 1944 fierce battles between Latvian legion soldiers and soldiers […]

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Liepāja Museum

Liepāja Museum (Kūrmājas prospekts 16/18, Liepāja) — this museum was opened in 1924 (built by architect Paul Max Bertschi). The exhibits in the museum’s halls tell a story about the past of Liepāja and South Kurzeme: ancient history represented by unique archaeological artifacts; the history of the city in medieval times; items reminiscent of the […]

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Latvian War Museum

Latvian War Museum (Smilšu iela 20, Rīga) — The origins of the Latvian War Museum are related to the events of the World War I in the territory of Latvia and the formation of national military units – the battalions of Latvian Riflemen – as part of the of the army of Tsarist Russia in […]

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Kurzeme Fortress Museum

Kurzeme Fortress Museum (Skolas iela 8, Kandava district, Zante parish, Zente) – this museum in Zante houses an exhibition of objects and materials that mirror the everyday life of people living in its proximity throughout various stages of history. The main exhibition of the museum predominantly tells about the events of World War II in […]

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Jurmala City Museum

Jurmala City Museum (Tirgoņu 29, Jūrmala) — Since 2008 the museum offers a permanent exhibition “History of Riga Jūrmala and Ķemeri resorts”. The exhibit reflects significant milestones in development of Jūrmala, a resort city (located a short distance east of Riga), through photographs, documentary and household objects.   Another exhibition here — “Ships in depth” […]