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“A Sobering and Reflective Visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)

Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)
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Ranked #15 of 388 things to do in Oslo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“A Sobering and Reflective Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

While in Oslo my husband and I visited the Resistance Museum which was situated near the Castle on the hill overlooking the harbour. There was a small fee but as we had the Oslo pass the entry was free with the pass.

There was a seating area at the front of the museum behind the reception desk. Books and other articles were on display. A toilet was available for use in this area.

I was not aware of the role Norway played in World War II. It was amazing to read (a lot were only in Norwegian but some articles were translated into English) about the heroic deeds undertaken by the local people leading up to and during the five years of occupation of Norway.

Radio broadcasts could be listened to and news clippings were on boards and behind glass cabinets to read. There were many artifacts from the period. Today, it would be hard to imagine how people could survive in the conditions that they did. The museum was well laid out and it was possible to continue in a line and not double back without missing any of the displays.

When in Oslo this museum would be one of the first places to visit to get the feel of the city and the country during occupation. Be prepared to spend at least an hour or two going through and round the exhibits.

Visited May 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

This small museum sits within the fortress that overlooks the harbor. It is located in the part of the fortress where the occupying Nazis shot and killed several Norwegian resistance figures. It's a sobering summary of what happened in Norway during WWII.

Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Very informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Lots and lots of info written on the walls, with pictures, models and real exhibits of some of the equipment used. I've read the whole lot, took me almost two hours. Worth a visit if you are keen to learn the history of Norway's resistance to the Nazis.

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“Intresting walk trough WW2 in Norway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Its's smal but gives a god descripton of Norway's war at home. It also avoids the hero worship versions some military museums tend to use. 100 kr for a family ticket is will worth it.

Visited May 2013
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“Very Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

The museum is well laid out so you walk through and get a real insight into Norway's role in the war and their resistance movement.

My favourite part was the displays showing how items were hidden such as the microfilm and radio receivers.

I really enjoyed the museum.

Visited May 2013
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