22 July Centre

22 July Centre, Oslo: Hours, Address, 22 July Centre Reviews: 5/5

22 July Centre
5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The 22 July Centre is a learning centre that works with the mediation of memory and knowledge about the terror attacks in Oslo and on Utøya on the 22nd of July 2011. The centre’s educational programme invites school pupils and teachers into the discourse about the 22nd of July and encourages active participation in the negotiation of the attack’s significance both at present, and in the future. Our website is developed with a particular focus on digital resource material, as an offer to schools to strengthen education on the topic of the 22nd of July and related topics. 22 July Centre opened in a temporary location at Teatergata 10 on 27nd of June 2020.
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1-2 hours
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How to get there
  • Stortinget • 4 min walk
  • Nationaltheatret • 7 min walk

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Steve W
1,277 contributions
a day out
Nov 2019
This place was fantastic 22 July centre was peaceful and such amazing Johanna told us about this place and when and why is was done we all enjoyed ourselves its worth the visit
Written November 21, 2019
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PBrave
New York, NY306 contributions
Moving
Jun 2019
We wandered into this area unexpectedly. Very moving memorial and obviously very significant to Norwegians. Worth stopping by.
Written August 18, 2019
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Michael K
Smyrna, GA550 contributions
Fascinating and sobering memorial
Jul 2019
We visited the center on July 22nd and listened to one of the employees there describe how the events effected Norway as a whole. The pictures and film are an interesting look at a horribly tragic day in the history of Norway.
Written August 10, 2019
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Suzy T
15 contributions
Very moving, thought provoking memorial and exhibition
Jul 2019 • Family
We stumbled on this memorial by accident one evening and then went back the next day to visit the centre. It tells the story of the events that day in an incredibly powerful but highly sensitive and reflective way that respects the perspectives of everyone involved - including that of the perpetrator himself - in an attempt to understand the context behind his actions. The centre is only open till end July/start of August as major renovation works are starting on the government buildings that were badly damaged in the bomb blast where the centre currently stands so if you have the chance to see it in the next week please do. After that hopefully, it will get a permanent new home.
Written July 22, 2019
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cristoph2010
Toronto1,079 contributions
Made my hair stand up
Jul 2019 • Solo
I echo the sentiments of others who say that you have to visit this center while in Oslo. It is a temporary memorial for that fateful afternoon on July 22, 2011. I remember watching on the t.v. about what happened. I am so glad to have visited this place before they move to a new location. Got a quick run down of the exhibition by a staff member and then you're off to the first room where there is a footage of the explosion. There are pictures of the aftermath at the building and on Utøya. Next, there is a room with interviews with those who witnessed the incidents, which runs for about 20 mins and is really chilling. The forged police badge is insane and shows the extent of Breivik's plan. What's amazing to notice is the relative resilience and calmness of the people in dealing with this tragedy.
Written July 20, 2019
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simmondsi
Darmstadt, Germany729 contributions
Moving and sad. Visit before they relocate later in 2019
Jun 2019
The centre is at the location the bomb went off which makes it a bit chilling. The people at the entrance desk will give you an excellent 5-10 minute introduction to the museum and the events of that terrible day. Everything is in both Norwegian and English.

The most moving and scary part are the eyewitness accounts shown as a video (with English subtitles). Also the security camera coverage of the bomber.

Later in 2019 they will move to a new location, visit now if you can.

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Written June 20, 2019
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wendy m
344 contributions
Respectful and peaceful memorial
May 2019 • Family
We visited on the Sunday after the National Day. There were not very many people so we were able to walk around and take our time. It’s a very nice and respectful memorial and I’m so glad we took the time to visit. The memorial is free and the staff there is very friendly and helpful.
Written May 19, 2019
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Ingrid748
Oslo, Norway68 contributions
Scary but seeworthy
Nov 2018 • Friends
Need to know the story behind and when so, informative and respectful place to visit
Located in the heart of the city
(Nothing to do with the center, but make sure to include the large Picasso on the wall close by!)
Written April 28, 2019
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Kathryn N
London, UK36 contributions
Must visit whilst in Oslo
Apr 2019 • Friends
Very informative and respectful memorial of the July attacks, which was especially poignant in light of the recent NZ attacks (I’m a kiwi). Free entry and a quick intro given by staff before entering. Would recommend for all.
Written April 7, 2019
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ninuschki
Oslo, Norway55 contributions
Shocking & interesting
Mar 2019 • Friends
I have been to the museum on a Sunday, because I didn't know what to do. There is free entrance and the staff is very friendly and has lots of information to give. The exhibition is well organised and shows respect towards the victims. I found it very interesting to see all the details in the timeline and it touched me by heart to see how many persons have lost their lives (pictures are displayed in a separate room). Furthermore there is a video room with stories of eye-witnesses. For me it was more than shocking to hear what they have suffered. I visited the museum yesterday and I am still thinking about what I have seen.
Written April 1, 2019
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