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Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, Oslo

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Military Museum · History Museum
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Nestled within one of the city's most important defensive structures, Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum commemorates the efforts of Norwegian citizens who fought back against the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. Visit the museum and get a taste of what life was like for ordinary people under the occupation between 1940 and 1945, and learn about the conditions that spurred the resistance movement to action. Follow the timeline from the German invasion through the Allied liberation through texts, photographs, personal belongings, and accounts of the resistance fighters themselves, all organized into themed displays. Using our international travel planner, Oslo attractions like Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited many good museums during our recent visit to Norway, but this was not one of them. The story of how Norway managed under German occupation during WW2 is one that deserves to be told much... 
    We visited many good museums during our recent visit to Norway, but this was not one of them. The story of how Norway managed under German occupation during WW2 is one that deserves to be told much...  more »
  • In many European countries, World War 2 seems to provide as much cohesion for the country visited as interest for the military minded tourist. “No matter how much we fight now, during WW2 we were... 
    In many European countries, World War 2 seems to provide as much cohesion for the country visited as interest for the military minded tourist. “No matter how much we fight now, during WW2 we were...  more »
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  • A few details to add to the other reviews, writing as a visitor from the USA who understands a moderate amount of Norwegian. One reviewer suggested an hour to go through; I think one could easily spend more time than that. Exhibits generally have some English explanation, but the experience will be better if you know some Norwegian. A small book is available at the end of the tour for about 50kr (or about $5 at the time of my visit)--this is in black and white but seems to have more extensive English text than the exhibits themselves. Having the book really improves the overall experience and gives you something to refer to later. Note: this museum is clearly most important for the Norwegian people, so I'm not complaining that there "should have been more" English text. It's wonderful that there's enough to make the exhibits understandable for those of us who aren't fluent in Norwegian.
  • Very cool building. Nice views. Excellent material on the resistance. Definitely worth a visit.

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