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
Brilliant museum, great interactive exhibits and the staff were great. You can’t get better especially as it’s free to enter! more »
It is easy to spend well over an hour wandering round looking at the exhibits. As others have said, some of the exhibits do not have English translations, however, most do, and some of the rooms... more »
Museum is divided into few sections. Each one on each floor of the building. First one regards medieval times is very well designed. Wall paintings, maps created on linen, some reconstructions and models create great atmosphere of that times. The museum is recommended especially for people who are interested or want to know the history of World War I. In many countries it's a forgotten history. There is also some small playground for kids, so they shouldn't be bored. Some of expositions are available only in Latvian. In such case there are sheets with English translation before them. Definitely worth seeing even for people who don't like history too much.
The museum is very large and you could spend a lot of time here. We decided to split the visit over 2 days because it is free to enter and there is only so much war that you take in a single day. Well worth the visit. There are free lockers available.
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