Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, Oslo

Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sentrum
How to get there
  • Stortinget • 10 min walk
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Cute old couple
Medford, OR32 contributions
Excellent, sobering museum
Jan. 2020
I visited this museum 45 years ago with my parents and this year with my wife. It is a powerful witness to the courage and initiative of the Norwegian people during Nazi occupation during WWII.
Written 24 February 2020
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okeedoke
washington state1,799 contributions
Everyone visiting Oslo should see this
Aug. 2019
A visit to Oslo is just not complete without checking out this one-of-a-kind museum. The site is dedicated to the courageous and totally selfless Norwegian resistance fighters of WWII. The poignancy of their efforts are brought home the minute you step through the museum portals...hundreds of bayonet-emplaced Nazi rifles face you, all pointing the same direction is a macabre monument to the brave fighters. The tools of the underground and spy tradecraft of the resistance are available for your review, as well as photos that are equally unique and dramatic. This is a somber, yet important museum that speaks to the courage of those brave Norwegians members of the resistance. Thank God for such heroes.
Written 4 February 2020
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09worldtraveler2017
United Kingdom23 contributions
Fascinating View of the Resistance
Dec. 2019
Although by no means a state of the art museum, this was well done and fascinating. Anyone interested in WWII or Norwegian history will find much to catch their attention here. Interpretation is in Norwegian and English. Be sure to leave time to explore the grounds of the fort. There is a gift shop and other facilities in a nearby building.
Written 30 December 2019
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Harry The International Man of Leisure
Bransgore, UK480 contributions
Well Worth a Visit
Nov. 2019 • Solo
This is a very sobering Museum recording the resistance of the ordinary people of Norway following the German invasion of 1940.
I was only going to spend about half an hour here but actually spent over 2 hours.
The tour starts with a video of the three Kings of Norway and covers the period before the invasion, after the invasion and after liberation.

The first section of the museum covers the invasion using a number of detailed models and maps.
Then you are taken into the dark word of oppression and the subsequent resistance of the people. There are a number of gruesome reminders throughout the museum.

The displays are described in Norwegian and English, it was well worth the small entry fee of £5.10.
Do I recommend this museum? Absolutely, it is worth it.
Written 8 December 2019
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GandC_UK
Pocklington, UK556 contributions
Very moving
Sep. 2019
Entry to this museum is included with the Oslo card and is within the fort which is free to enter and walk around. This is a tradional (old-fashioned) look and read museum nothing has been digitised.. There are a lot of artefacts and documents from the time and some soundtracks, To appreciate the displays you need to do a fair bit of reading (Norwegian and English) but it is definitely rewarding and very moving. We had previously seen displays of the 'Shetland Bus' in Shetland , so seeing the other side of the operation was also interesting. By coincidence the film 'The Kings Choice' was on UK TV when we got home dramatising the same sad period.
Written 11 October 2019
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Globspotters
Gdansk, Poland172 contributions
Great place for walk
Aug. 2019

great place for a walk, lots of history, in August the weather for walks was beautiful, which does not always happen in Norway so it was worth going for a walk and finish it with a drink in the neighboring bar
Written 18 September 2019
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irawine
Benicia, CA506 contributions
Very Worthwhile
Jul. 2019
My wife and I recently visited the Resistance Museum in Oslo and were very impressed with the collection and organization of all of the materials on display. These ranged from actual realia used by Norwegian resistance during World War 2 to photos taken during that period of time. It was a very sobering experience to go through all of the materials and to learn about the World War 2 experience from a Norwegian perspective, most notably from that of the Resistance movement. I would go back and strongly recommend a visit to others.
Written 11 September 2019
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN10,723 contributions
Sobering reality but also inspiring museum.
Aug. 2019
This is a fine museum, though a bit older and not as hi-tech as other WWII museums might be. It is however very educational and informative. The museum is crammed full of artifacts, memorabilia, dioramas and historical objects as well as written testimonies.

Flashback: Coming here, I recalled a memory of when I was backpacking across Europe in the 1970s. I had a room at an old Oslo hotel. As I looked around the room, I noticed a framed picture on the wall with something hanging a bit below the frame. I took it off the wall and removed the back from the frame. What I found was a pre-1940 photo of Dresden (before it was bombed during the war). The hotel owners had simply placed a new photo in front of the old one. I then came to realize that this hotel and that very room must have been occupied by the Nazis during the war.

Back to the review. This museum was started in the 1960s so many displays may look a bit old, but that does not make it look any less interesting. Some displays brought tears to my eyes. Others had me cheering silently for the successes of the resistance. The visit begins with the forced occupation and leads you chronologically through the war times. You walk through the first floor, down to the basement and then back up through the rest of the first floor. The experience is very moving emotionally and educational. I saw a small group of people walking through, talking the entire time and never stopping anywhere to look at displays more than a few seconds.
Written 6 September 2019
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ottobottodog
Toronto, Canada197 contributions
Inspiring and well done museum
Aug. 2019
We learnt so much about how the 2nd World War affected Norway and about the brave people who were in the Resistance Movement. Very interesting and educational.
Written 30 August 2019
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Saskia T
The Hague, The Netherlands633 contributions
No idea
Dec. 2018 • Friends
I had no idea about the resistance movement in Norway. Very interesting and also good explanations in English. Definitely worth going.
Written 26 August 2019
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Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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