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“Good information and location”

Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)
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Ranked #14 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good information and location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I visited the museum on a Sunday morning in winter, so it was quite empty. Of course I don't know what the museum is like during peak tourist seasons, but I quite enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and the ability to soak in all the information without being bothered by other visitors.
. . . And there was definitely a lot of information. I enjoy learning about military history, and the museum definitely taught me a great deal about Norway's role during WWII, and the stories of those involved with the resistance. The museum itself is located in Akershus Fortress, so there are beautiful surrounding buildings complimented by a lovely view of the city.
I wouldn't take children here, however. Although the museum is not gruesome, the displays and presentation of the information are not designed for children, and I can imagine children getting quite board quite quickly. One father brought his daughter (8-10 years old) along, and they practically zoomed through the entire museum.

If you're interested in military/civilian history, or you simply want to learn more about Norway's role during the war, definitely visit the museum.

Visited January 2013
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“Spectacular views...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Loves this place with all the spectacular views of the waterfront and a very interesting historical place to visit.

Visited October 2012
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“If you have one hour left...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Norway has a lot to offer so if you have one hour left and only oif this small museum might be worthwile for you if you are interested in WW II history.

Norwegian resistance actually was not much to write home about (as compared to yugoslawian for example) but this museum has a lot of nice information (mostly translated to English) and technical details on offer in a very well organised (if a little bit cramped) display.

So you may want to visit the old fortress anyway so you will more or less be around anyway, but on a nice sunny day... enjoy nicer sights of Oslo.

Visited October 2012
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“A selective history”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Went with grandchildren: Most exhibits were uninteresting to yungsters. The historical picture was gloryfication of Milorg. Milorg passivity and the efforts and sacrifies of other groups was no real topic.

Visited October 2012
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“a must do in Oslo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is one of those museums that make you pause and reflect on the fact that Norway was an occupied country during WWII. Great for tourists interested in a city's history and for school groups.

Visited June 2012
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