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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 #19 of 212 attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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College Station, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Had learned about the Norway resistance while reading books about Norway in preparation for our trip, so we wanted to see the Resistance Museum. The museum is small and appears sort of out-dated. It had many miniature reenactments of important events related to the resistance movement during World War II. Interesting use of miniatures, but having more up to date... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Being British and hearing lots about the British, French and German side of the war I decided to visit this museum as I was completely uneducated in the effect WW2 had in Norway. This museum was a great way to find out and the exhibition gave you lots of information about the main points of the conflict. I was astonished... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

(I *really really* wish that TripAdvisor allowed a rating between "Average" and "Very Good". Suggestion -- what about "Good"??) This place is good. The chronological format is a great idea and well presented. Still, I didn't get any real sense of "connection" that I've gotten at other places, especially the Holocaust Museum in Washington. High in information content, lower in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My cousin is all about WWII resistance museums and loved this one. Thought it was one of the best . Probably not a museum to take young children to.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a moving and inspirational exhibit. Most of the pictorials had the explanation translated to English. We were able to complete the walk thru in 35 minutes reading most of the information. They display several artifacts from time and do a great job of presenting the resistance underground and also the occupation by the Nazi. This is a MUST see.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Resistance Museum in the Akershus (fortress) in the Oslo harbor is definitely worth a visit. If you are at all interested in WWII, this is a must-see. The museum has displays on the history of the resistance, as expected, but the displays are presented in a very stark way through their framing and lighting. They provide an "artistic" comment... More

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midwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was high on my husband's must-see list, not so much on mine, but I found it interesting anyway. There was a lot more to see that I expected.

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Oslo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Firstly, yes I am biased – I'm from way up north in Norway – take that into account, and I'll try to convey to you why this museum is not worth 100 kroner for a family. Northern Troms and Finnmark was badly affected by the war. So terrible were the losses of lives and property up there, that it really... More

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Seattle
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We enjoyed this museum. It provides a comprehensive view of the Norwegian involvement in WWII. Interesting exhibits and narrative. Well worth the time.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

On the grounds of the Akershus Slott fortress, this small concise museum can keep WWII afficionados busy for a couple of hours, plotting out by a timing sequence the Norwegion resistance. Some of the exhibits seem, at first, a little too busy, but with English translation, you can really get a feel for what happened in this country at the... More

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