The museum’s collections tell the story of three occupations that Latvia experienced over the last century: the first and the second Soviet occupation, and also the German occupation.

Museum offers
  • historical documents, photographs and objects that tell about the policies of the occupation powers in Latvia;
  • mementos left by those imprisoned and deported that bear witness to the terror inflicted on the people of Latvia;
  • exhibits about the life and culture of Latvians in exile during the occupation;
  • evidence of popular resistance against the foreign powers: guerrilla fights, national resistance group activities.

The new museum exhibition offers a journey through the labyrinth of Latvian history from 1940 to 1991. In a wide-ranging, modern and interactive exhibition, you can discover the history of Latvia and Latvians in the two occupations of the 20th century: by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

Young visitors will learn about the historical events with the help of an interactive companion, Miks the Teddy Bear.

Guide service available


Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Rīga
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Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Rīga
+371 67229255

Working hours:

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday