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Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)

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Address: Bygning 21 | Festning, Oslo 0015 , Norway
Phone Number: 47 23 09 32 80
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We learned so much about this amazing story. As Americans, we usually learn and know more about the British experience and How WWII played out on the Eastern, Western and Pacific... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We learned so much about this amazing story. As Americans, we usually learn and know more about the British experience and How WWII played out on the Eastern, Western and Pacific fronts. we tend to hear about French Resistance much more, so this museum really gave us a whole new perspective on the war. The museum has so many artifacts... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Was interested to learn more about the Nazi occupation of Norway, but found this museum to be a little too extensive for a tourist. Believe they should consider culling the exhibit a bit and perhaps have an additional rotating exhibit on a featured subject...might draw locals to see what is new.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I have to admit to having no idea about the Resistance movement in Norway before visiting this museum, but afterwards I was left feeling in awe of the bravery and sheer ingenuity of the Resistance fighters.This museum is beautifully set-out, with an almost overwhelming amount of material to read and look at. It's a bit of an emotional rollercoaster -... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Once you actually find this hidden gem it's well worth the hunt! The museum itself is located in a building within the Akerhus Fortress. We visited during a Viking Festival and had to pay the festival's entrance fee just to get to the museum. The museum has English translation recorders to guide you through each section. It's packed full of... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A museum that looks small on the outside, but is actually a good size inside. Shows the history of the Norwegian resistance to Nazi occupation. A lot of the displays have English translations, so it is easy to understand.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For a person with an Americancentric view of World War II this was an interesting and informative place to visit. Nice displays and most had signage in English.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As a retired high school teacher, I was surprised to discover that the teachers and clergy were the strongest resistance toward Nazi occupation of Noway. The exhibits are arranged to immerse one into the resistance experience. I was especially fascinated by resistance messages inscribed on toilet paper using tiny dots (holes) made by a pin. The museum also reveals the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Reading (and there’s a lot) about Norway during WWII was fascinating (maybe bypass the dioramas). There are informative stories and exhibits that illustrated the critical role Norway had during WWII. It is located on the grounds of the Akershus Fortress.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There is nothing to dislike about this excellent museum. It tells the facts but they are gut wrenching. And for all their sufferings the Norwegians take the trouble in their museums to thank the British for standing up to the Germans. Virtually all written material is in English as well as Norwegian.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well curated museum telling the story of Norway during WWII. Includes the story of Quisling, the resistance, the destruction of the Nazi's heavy water process and actions through the end of the war.

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Additional Information about Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)

Address: Bygning 21 | Festning, Oslo 0015, Norway
Phone Number: 47 23 09 32 80
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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