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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Details

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

Nickie Kavalieratou (5 months ago)
we enjoyed every minute in this amazing museum!! free entrance! we recommend it!!
Wioleta Morańska (7 months ago)
It was really a great museum! I totally recommend it to everyone. And it’s free, so make some time for it.
Gabriele Cafulli (10 months ago)
A considerabile collection of WWI and Latvian civil war items and weapons. Few interesting items also for other historical periods. English descriptions only for WWI section...but audiogiude available. free entry!
John & Tara Newby (2 years ago)
Very comprehensive way to understand Latvian history.
Lauri Kolu (2 years ago)
Amazing
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