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“Probably a must-see for Dili...”

The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance
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$216.48*
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Full-Day Tour of Dili
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Dili
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

...at least as there are so few tourist attractions there. It's mainly a linear telling of the independence struggle and it's very interesting and confronting, but pretty short and with little except for writing and some photos. It's also difficult for those who don't speak Portuguese or Tetun, as the English translations are very small and at about knee level (generally the Portuguese is favoured over the Tetun, so it can be difficult even for the majority of Timorese). The museum is still developing, however, and there's a film room and the possibility of more exhibits, plus work was going on on a second story (cafe?) and a roof deck. Since it only costs $1, you shouldn't go to Timor-Leste without seeing it.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Quite small but gives an excellent overview of the history of East Timor and is well worth a visit at only $1 for entry.

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Must see as part of visit to Timor Leste. Located right next door to the University. Just when you think you know everything about a place - this exhibit has been put together very well, explaining there troubled past.

Thank Brett N
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

The museum is located next to the university and when we visited had only been opened for 8 weeks. It is worth a visit, the museum has been very carefully put together and you will find invaluable information regarding the Balibo Five, Indonesian invasion and occupation (including hand drawn maps from Xanana Gusmao) and Timor today. This museum is a must.

Thank Rebekah N
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

To have everything in one place was amazing for me; despite knowing the history of this young nation, to be able to wander around and read the chronology and have ten years of their tragic history reduced into a matter of ten minutes reduced me to tears. A bit jam-packed but very comprehensively put together. The video collage they showed at the end was poignant. Not to be missed when you visit Timor Leste.

Thank AnnNg_M
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