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

John & Tara Newby (13 months ago)
Very comprehensive way to understand Latvian history.
Lauri Kolu (13 months ago)
Amazing
Zilvinas p (14 months ago)
Nice to see history of Latvia
Jaroslaw Wroblewski (14 months ago)
Free entry, plenty to see and even more to learn. One of the MUST see in my opinion.
Danny Clemens (20 months ago)
Great place to visit and to spend a couple of hours. I really enjoyed the exhibition and I learned a lot about the Latvian history. Unfortunately only about half of the documents/text have been translated into English. For that reason I can give only 4 stars, but I recommend this museum anyway.
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