Latvian Museum of Occupation
Step inside the Latvian Museum of Occupation to learn more about the history of the 51 year-long occupation of Latvia. Detailing the life and times of the Latvian people during occupation by the USSR and Nazi Germany, the museum offer you a chance to step back into time and understand the struggles Latvia suffered until it gained independence in 1991.
Exploring the museumSince its establishment in 1993, the Latvian Museum of Occupation in Riga has educated the public about life during the three occupation periods suffered by Latvians. Its permanent exhibition tells you about the power politics, Soviet and Nazi terror and totalitarian ideologies, the destruction of the country’s economy, about the opposition to the regimes and how Latvia gained its freedom in 1991. You can either explore the exhibitions on your own or join a guided tour of the museum, where an official guide will be happy to tell you more about this dark yet interesting time in history. Tours must be booked prior to arriving at the museum.
A varied museum experienceIn addition to its permanent exhibition, the Museum of Occupation plays host to temporary exhibitions. Here, you can get further insight into specific subjects. The museum also organizes the KGB Building Museum dedicated to telling the stories of the horrible actions of the KGB during USSR occupation from 1940 to 1991.
If you want to learn more about this intriguing period of Latvian history at the Museum of Occupation, then the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel in Riga is your perfect base. Located just one kilometer away from the museum, this upscale hotel will provide you with all the amenities you need to make the most of your visit to the city.