The Naval Port prison was erected about 1900 and until 1997 it has been a place to break people’s lives and suppress their free will. With powers changing, its prisoners changed as well – among them there were revolutionaries, seamen and non-commissioned officers of the tsarist army, deserters from the German Wehrmacht, and enemies of the people in Stalin’s times, soldiers of both the Soviet army and the Latvian army and other rebels.
You will have an opportunity to try on a gas-mask, the red tie of a young pioneer or buy a genuine soldier’s aluminum spoon. You will see a prison that has endured almost no changes since its beginnings in tsarist times. You will learn about the way its prisoners used to live.
Additionally you can book a tour of Liepaja city or tour of Northern Forts.