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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 213 Attractions in Oslo
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

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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