Latvian War Museum

Local nameLatvijas kara muzejs
LocationVecrīga, Riga, Latvia

The Latvian War Museum is a military museum in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

The Latvian War Museum was established on 15 October 1916 as the Latvian Riflemen Battalion Museum. Initially the museum had its premises at Tērbatas Street 1/3. The museum collected material relating to the Latvian Riflemen and World War I. In 1917, when Riga was bombarded, the museum was evacuated. In June 1919 the museum restored operations at the Powder Tower in old town Riga. The museum opened to the public in June 1921.

In 1936 the government acquired the neibouring land lot. The erection of a new museum building was initiated in 1937, according to a project by architect Artūrs Galindoms. The interior works were additionally designed by architect R.

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Opening hours

Apr- Oct: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov - Mar: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Admission to the museum is free.

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +371 67 223743

Address Smilšu iela 20, LV-1050 Riga, Latvia

Coordinates 56°57'4.311" N 24°6'29.877" E

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