The mission of the Museum is to maintain the nation’s collective historical memory and to strengthen national identity. The exhibits are about such important topics as the losing of national identity and the occupation period.
The exhibits cover a time period from 1939 to 1991, starting with the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 1939 and the effect of the Soviet-Latvian Mutual Assistance Treaty on Liepāja and its surrounding area’s political, economic and cultural life. This includes the repatriation of the Baltic Germans, the beginning of the Soviet occupation regime, socioeconomic changes, the period of World War II, the deportations of 1941 and 1949, and the Third Awakening.
Also on display is a collection of Jānis Lādītis’ photography related items: cameras, photos, and other related items to aid in learning about the history of photography.
In addition to these exhibitions, there are regular thematic art exhibitions and events.
Liepāja Museum’s section on “Liepāja under occupying regimes” was opened on 21 January 2001 in the building that was the home of the Liepāja chapter of the Popular Front of Latvia during the Awakening.
Admission is free of charge.