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“What a timeline!”

The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance
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$216.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Dili
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Dili
Certificate of Excellence
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USA
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3 reviews
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“What a timeline!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The museum is very modern and well done. It is essentially a long timeline that is written on the wall augmented with photos. It left me with a feeling of the grinding day struggle that Timor Leste went through to become an independent state. It can be seen in a couple of hours because it isn't very big. Well worth your time.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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“what is on the top floor?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

this is a great little museum and a must to visit. not sure why there is no access to the top floor and the english information can be a bit hard to follow. but do not miss this on a visit to dili

Visited November 2012
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Bali
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“must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

this is a must see for a visitor to dili. what a pity that the english language is hard to follow and is not always there. not sure why portuguese is the main language and the timorese language tetun is in smaller print.

but this museum is very well put together and tells an amazing story.

Visited September 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A great museum, but a lot of reading!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

After an hour and a half here, I felt I had a good understanding of East Timor's struggle for independence, but I felt like I'd just spent three hours in a library. There are few artefacts, mostly displays are pictorial and the stories are long, but they are interesting.

This is one of two museums in Dili, and both concentrate on the occupation. I would love to visit a museum that told the story of Timor prior to colonisation.

Visited October 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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“The one and only museum in Dili”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

This nice clean and new museum gives you a complete overview of the independence struggle of the Timorese people.

Visited July 2012
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