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Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)

Bygning 21 | Festning, Oslo 0015 , Norway
47 23 09 32 80
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Ranked #18 of 213 attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

. A sobering experience of Nazi occupied Norway and how so many people stood up in protest, both public and private. Well displayed explanations in English take you, however so briefly, into the war years when courageous citizens suffered under the tyranny and murderous Nazi occupiers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

One of those museums that makes you glad you live now. Some great articles but a lot is in Norwegian but you can get the general understanding.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum presented a time in Norwegian history where bravery and tenacity under extreme conditions worked against Nazi occupation. Well presented and flowed well as you moved through the exhibition. A very good overview of a very difficult time for Norway.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very well and simply laid out museum in a picturesque location. Gave you a very interesting view of what it must have been like and how Norway was able to cope with occupation as well as resistance. Amazing number of artifacts have been kept and are displayed in a logical and interesting sequence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great if you want to learn more about what happened in Norway during World War Two . I really enjoyed it

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Houston, texas, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A good reminder of all the Norwegian resistance did to resist both the Nazi rule and the traitors in their midst.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stop at this museum after I visited the castle. There was a lot of interesting exhibits. Rather or not it strikes your fancy it worth seeing how the Norwegian deal with the invasion of the Nazi. Favorite exhibit was the secret devices that was used to smuggle information or news to others during the invasion. Very interesting!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Told primarily through narrative text, with supplementation from a wide range of visuals, including many original documents, this museum presents a fact-based and moving account of the Nazi occupation of Norway during WWII, and Norway's resistance movement. The emphasis is on the early occupation years. The museum is quiet despite many visitors, reflecting the somber mood as everyone absorbs the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did not have long in Oslo, but decided to go to the old fort near the dock. We saw the signs for the Resistance museum and decided to visit. It was great for anyone with an interest in WW2 history. The museum is set out in date order and covers everything from the German invasion and British and French... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Signage from the main road to the inside of the castle doesn't include the Resistance Museum. It is a small brick house on top of a hill, larger inside than what it looks from the outside. It is very well presented, with enough explanations in English. I particularly did not like their overuse of dioramas -the miniature figures- to represent... More

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