Armed Forces Museum

Armed Forces Museum, Oslo

Armed Forces Museum
4.5
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
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Steve W
1,276 contributions
afternoon outing
Nov 2019
this was amazing i myself was in the" R.A.F. 20 YRS" and this was just up my street i really enjoyed myself all countries of armed forces Johanna showed us the picture books of men and women working war 1 and 2 it was so breath taking
Written November 23, 2019
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Harry The International Man of Leisure
Bransgore, UK480 contributions
Wow! One of the best museums I have ever seen
Nov 2019 • Solo
Now this is one very very good museum, as the title suggests it’s one of the best I have visited in this genre.
Surprisingly for such a superb attraction it is free to get in.
From the moment you enter you are immersed in exhibits from an F16 wing and missiles to a checkpoint from a UN observation point. I knew immediately that this was a special place.
Don’t be put off by the lack of English descriptions, the exhibits speak for themselves.
Upstairs you are taken on a journey into Norway’s past starting with the Vikings then through the numerous wars with Sweden, the exhibits are superb and many hands on.
The early 20th century is very interesting and then through what I consider to be one of the highlights Norway’s impressive contribution to the allies in the Second World War. The invasion of Norway is covered in depth and Is deeply moving.
There are models of the convoy system which are both superb and informative.
I was impressed with the exhibits here especially the ‘hedgehog anti submarine system.
The stairs take you back down to more incredible exhibits including an armoured personnel carrier and the bridge of a small ship.
You will need at least 2 to 3 hours to do this Museum justice but it is worth it.
This is a superb free attraction and in my view unmissable so please make time and visit, you won’t e disappointed.
Written November 20, 2019
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bear076
Hertfordshire118 contributions
Free and excellent
Oct 2019
Left the wife drinking coffee and hoofed it around here in an hour. Very good displays on the recent history of the Norway armed forces are mostly only in Norwegian, but they are very well presented, and by and large you can tell what you are seeing. Excellent exhibitions upstairs regarding the events of 1939-45, and the service of citizens both still in Norway and those who fled to fightfrom exile.
Written October 29, 2019
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Varun_723
Singapore, Singapore112 contributions
Warfare Wonderland
Sep 2019
I stumbled upon the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum by accident when I was exploring the area around Akershus Fortress. It's a really cool place which has free admission and exhibits from a wide range of eras. If you're interested in history or warfare it's definitely worth visiting.
Written October 6, 2019
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Sliemiz
Sliema56 contributions
A must for history buff and militaria aficionados
Aug 2019
This is a free entry museum located close to the Askerhus Castle. When we entered on the ground floor we thought that it was a small museum detailing the various campaigns in which the Norwegian armed forces participated. Then we walked up to the first floor. There unfolded a vast, detailed exhibition of all the conflicts that Norway was involved in - starting from the Vikings, through the numerous wars with Sweden right up to the Second World war and beyond. Each section of the exhibition displays numerous artifacts and information.
Written August 29, 2019
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Nesher2010
Tel Aviv, Israel217 contributions
Excellent for military history fans
Aug 2019
The museum is open every day and is free of charge. It took me five hours in two rainy days only to pass all the expositions, read some explanations and make photos. Most of the descriptions are in Norwegian and in English, though some basic knowledge of Norwegian and preliminary readings on Norway's military history will provide better understanding of the museum.
Written August 24, 2019
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Curious706217
New Freedom, PA33 contributions
Very interesting, but more information in English would help
Jul 2019
I very much enjoyed a tour through the free museum, which covers the history of Norwegian military experiences through the ages. There are a number of descriptions in English, but I could have used a few more. In addition, the WWII displays are a work in progress, but look as if they will be very nice when finished.
Written August 16, 2019
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Munjo
Angola, NY2,524 contributions
Extremely fine museum
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was very impressed with the extent and quality of the displays, especially WW2. They even have a Nazi flying radio controlled bomb and parts of the heavy water operation destroyed by the allies.

DO NOT MISS THIS. It’s free!!!
Written July 27, 2019
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Normanta
London, UK530 contributions
Limited interest for foreign visitors
Jun 2019 • Solo
From Sentral station I got on a 60 bus to visit the Forsvarsmuseet or armed forces museum. It's about an 8 minute walk from the bus stop. Plus point is that it is free to enter. Minus point is that most of the narrative is only in Norwegian. It has was a representative collection of material mainly from the 18th and 20th centuries: weapons, uniforms and munitions. For countries that are today so closely aligned it seems strange to read about the wars between Norway and Denmark and Sweden in earlier days. From there it was a 60 bus to visit the Forsvarsmuseet or armed forces museum. There was a representative collection of material from the 18th and 20th centuries but not much else. There was a convenient snack bar there. For me, the museum was a relatively quick visit. As I walked back through the grounds, I saw up close, the guard that had just been relieved from the Royal Palace marching back to barracks.
Written July 26, 2019
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cristoph2010
Toronto1,079 contributions
Excellent collection
Jul 2019 • Solo
They have quite a collection inside. You'll find artifacts from the Vikings era to the more modern conflicts. There is one spot that made the hair at the back of my neck stood up - the recreation of a kitchen that was nuked in Hiroshima. Saw some missiles and torpedoes. There are swords, rifles and guns galore. They're still working on several display areas. Most of the descriptions are in Norwegian, there are a few with English descriptions. The videos are completely in Norwegian but it's not too difficult to figure out the content and context. I spent about 3 hours just browsing through the various items. The best part is it is free.
Written July 19, 2019
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