Latvian War Museum

Riga, Latvia

The Latvian War Museum is a war museum in Riga, Latvia. It began as the Riflemen Museum in 1916 during World War I. The building that houses the museum was erected in the years from 1937 to 1940. The mission of the War museum is to save collective, historical memory of the nation about political and military history of Latvia, the influence of the military conflicts (especially 20th century World Wars) on the destiny of the nation and the reflection of these conflicts consequences, the historical character of Latvian soldiers and the popularization of the state defence system.

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Smilšu iela 20, Riga, Latvia
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Founded: 1916
Category: Museums in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Karen , (2 years ago)
Very interesting and great to learn history of this small but friendly country worth a visit
Massimiliano Barbero (2 years ago)
Very interesting and complete museum. Cover from the old ages to current missions. Best section is the one that cover 1900
Cliff Perry (2 years ago)
A thoughtful and informative museum. There are some well thought out audio visual presentations. Worth a visit for the cultural bit of your weekend break in Riga.
Jingxing Zou (2 years ago)
Worth a visit. Lots of information and could have been better if there is more information in English. The entry is free.
marindorian (2 years ago)
Full of history. And history is very necessary to build a better future. Hurts and suffering must not forgotten. Very good. Thanks again!
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