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Stiftelsen Arkivet - Gestapos Hovedkvarter

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Local war-history

This museum is an autentic Gestapo headquarter from ww2. It shows the evilness from both our formal... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Frode N
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We went to visit the museum on the 11th of Mai. A friend of mine was over from the Netherlands and... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Familie v
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Jul 6, 2018
“Local war-history”
Aug 23, 2018
“Could have been interesting had the English guide showed up.”
Arkivet Peace and Human Rights Centre is an education- and documentation centre based in Kristiansand in the southern part of Norway. During the Second World War the building was the headquarters of Gestapo in southern Norway. Today ARKIVET studies...more
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Vesterveien 4, Kristiansand 4616, Norway
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

About 15 of us tourists from a cruise ship stopped at this museum on a Sunday. There are scant things to do in this town. The museum had told us that there would be an English guide available. We waited two hours, after which we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gro K, Informasjonssjef at Stiftelsen Arkivet - Gestapos Hovedkvarter, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Sorry for this late reply. We are very sorry for the discomfort you had during your visit to ARKIVET. The English guide that was ordered had unfortunately received incorrect information and therefore did not arrive on time. We strongly apologize this. Please contact us at...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This museum is an autentic Gestapo headquarter from ww2. It shows the evilness from both our formal enemies but also from local men and women who participated with them. It also shows all the local heroes who faught back in many ways. Good guidance too!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Frode N
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We went to visit the museum on the 11th of Mai. A friend of mine was over from the Netherlands and I planned this trip months before. Before we left that morning I checked the webside and they are open. After a 1,5 hour drive...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Familie v
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Probably not for everyone, or an destination to see in Norway. This very unassuming building housed horrors of war. Located at the far end of town, about a 15 walk from the fish market is this building. From the front it looks like a small...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed December 23, 2015

Oh my... I had my first trip to Arkivet and I couldn't get enough information. The persons that worked there had a lot of information to share and could answer almost everything I asked for. Are you interested in history this is the place to...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is the Gestapo HQ during WWII. Took our family (6, 8, & 10 year old girls), and my wife and I and the 10 YO talked about it for 2 hours after. At least 10 times more interesting than you would ever imagine. The...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Brian W
Reviewed October 14, 2015

In the cellar of this building, which was the headquarter of Gestapo during WW2, you will find the rooms were torture really happened during the war. They have models showing what happened. People even died there, or become invalid. An exhibition shows lots of this...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's ingcredibel what people has done, and what people has experience. IT was interresting to watch and listening to the guide. I learned much about the history from Worldwar 2 and what Arkivet was used to. See things from the Gestapo, read about the leader...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place is a 10 minute walk from the centre. During the war the building was used as Gestapo headquarters; people were tortured in the basement. The museum tells the story of the perpetrators, victims, collaborators and resistance. I found it a interesting insight into...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank thenighthawks
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We have been to Kristiansand several times to visit family. This was our first visit to this museum, and I must say, for a small town, this is very impressive. Essentially, this is a museum dedicated to the spirit of the Norwegian people who were...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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