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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 #20 of 204 Attractions in Oslo
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Falls Church, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My visit to the Resistance Museum was my favorite. I had not realized that Norway's resistance to the Nazis had been as effective as it was, even if short-lived. The museum seems to be the right size to present its message, and events shown and/or discussed are well-documented. Later in the day I visited the Holocaust Museum (only a smattering... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You should visit the place that shows, almost daily, what people had to enture under the Nazis. Great articles, posters and even a speech from that traitor of all traitors, Vidunk Quisling!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing information on the resistance - wow those Norweigans were ballsy! Some great stories! The teachers resistance, the radio in the dentures ... very interesting!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Covers all aspects of Nazi Germany's occupation of Norway. The exhibits are very well laid out and teh description is very very informative. It is located in the Akershus Fortress itself so better plan on this along with the Fortress. Definitely worth spending an hour at this museum.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum was exceptionally well presented, and took you through the story of Norway's resistance activities in WW2 chronologically, with support from a range of excellent historic items, papers, photos etc. I learnt a great deal seeing this perspective of WW2. Definitely worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was a small museum situated within the fortress. The person at the payment booth was welcoming and gave the impression that they believed in the museum and hoped you would share their passion. The exhibits were well laid out and led you chronologically through the story. Most of the information plates had an english translation. We had allowed about... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I am not a museum junky - I am more the hiking/adventure sort - but like to take in sights that are significant for out of the ordinary reasons......this museum is just that. It is specific and an easy visit within a beautiful setting - the fort is worth a visit on its own... I find many national museums loaded... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A large collection of stories and equipment from the Norway Resistance movement during WW2. i never knew they were so involved. Give yourself about an hour to see everything.

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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