The Museum of the Occupation of Riga
Latvia was occupied from 1949 to 1991 by two successive regimes,
in the forms of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. This well-curated
museum conveys what life was like during this time, and serves as a
memorial to those who died or fled as a result of the occupation.
Visitors can view film archives and see a reconstruction of life in
the infamous Siberian labour camps. A sobering and humanising
experience, highly recommended for those who wish to connect to
Latvian culture while on holiday in Riga.
Address: StrÃ§lnieku laukums 1
Telephone: 67 21 27 15
Opening Time: Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm (October to
April); and 11am to 6pm (May to September).