At Latvian War Museum learn about the political and military history of the country. Told through photographs and awards, the story of Latvia also unfolds through displays of weapons and objects that once belonged to the military. In addition to outlining the country's experience through two world wars, the museum provides exhibits from medieval times to the modern day. View uniforms and helmets used in battle or size up grenades of different powers and dimensions. Dioramas depict historic moments and give insight into the war experience. Tour the museum on your own or request a self-guided tour via your phone or the website. See Latvian War Museum and all Riga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Riga trip planner.
Latvian War Museum Reviews
This Museum was established on October 15 1916 and opened to the public in June 1921.The Powder Tower now is part of he Museum. It was restored by the Latvian Government in June 11 1990. It is the big... more »
這是一座免費的博物館，但卻比一些收費的博物館經營得更用心。博物館有免費的儲物櫃和全城最便宜的名信片。博物館分別有4層，當中有多個展覽廳，收藏品非常多並且珍貴。博物館亦位於事中心，能步行到達，十分方便。若對拉脫維亞的戰爭有興趣，非常建議到這博物館參觀。 more »It's a free-for-all museum, but it's more attentive than some of the collection. The museum has free-to-use tablets and the cheapest pieces of credit in the city. There are 4 sections of the museum, there are many exhibitions, the collection is very large and treasured. The museum is also located in the centre of events and is very convenient to walk to the city. If you're interested in pulling the scene, it's very important to be here.
Great that a museum like this is free, there is many floors to explore with a lot of information, with English provided either on displays or in a handout on way into each exhibition. I’ve only given it three stars though as it doesn’t seem to flow that well, we weren’t told to start on a particular floor or area, and often weren’t sure what time period we were in, especially hard if you were searching for the English translation! Could do with perhaps an audio guide for an optional fee, or perhaps best experienced with a guide.
An excellent exhibition that charts the turbulent history of Latvia’s striving towards independence during and after WW1, hemmed in by the Germans and Bolsheviks. Lots of first-hand material from letters and photos really brings it alive, and helps clarify the often complex and shifting post-WW1 politics. A must!
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