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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 #21 of 213 Attractions in Oslo
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were really looking forward to visiting the Resistance Museum and although it was interesting, we were somewhat disappointed in the displays. It seemed that the same things kept being presented and there wasn't mush there beyond documents. It is still worth visiting and it is contained within the Fort so there are other things to see while there.

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San Diego, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My impression of this museum is that there was much reading to be done. I would have liked a few more graphics to illustrate the statistics and the danger in being part of the resistance. That said, it was well done and there were certainly a number of artifacts on display. It is worth the hour and a half that... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Resistance Museum is located in a building from the 17th century on the grounds of Akershus Fortress, so you can visit both places in the same morning or afternoon. The response of Norway's citizens to Nazi occupation's domestic World War II history is documented at this museum. The history is presented in chronological order with descriptions in both Norwegian... More

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Bellevue, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visiting this museum is a real learning experience. Well organized and informative displays. I have visited a number of resistance museums in Europe. This ranks right up there. You will learn a lot about the Norwegian Resistance and the strength of their convictions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum can be found inside Akershus Fortress, on the upper side of the hill. It does exhibit a few things like weapons and communications equipment used during the German occupation but most of it is texts one after another comprising the whole story. Recommended to history lovers.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Whilst on a cruise we docked right next door to the Resistance Museum and I took the opportunity to pay it a visit. I found it very interesting with everything in a chronological order. A lot of the text was in Norwegian so I felt that I missed out on some things. Parts of the museum were a little dark... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I would have enjoyed this museum much more if I knew Norwegian or if there had been more English translation (there is some), also if the lighting had been a little better. But the subject is so important to me that this was still an extremely worthwhile experience.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After climbing up to the Akershus and doing an excellent audio tour there, we almost missed the Resistance Museum on our way out. Thank goodness we found it! The history here is fantastic, the displays great, totally accessible, and it explains everything you may want to know about Norway and WW II/Nazi Germany occupation. I had a rudimentary knowledge of... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We found this museum to the informative and a fun visit. We learned a lot about the Nazi occupation of Norway. The biggest downside is that parts of the museum are quite dark - you almost need a flashlight. Many of the major displays include both Norwegian and English text, but not all. All in all, we are glad we... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Too many pictures and not enough artifacts. Not enough in English. WW II buffs may enjoy this, but not for the average tourist, me.

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