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Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Oslo mil/Akershus Festning, Oslo 0015, Norway
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11:00 - 17:00
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Informative place to visit

We found this museum on our first day when we went for a walk. It's very informative and there is lots to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mily H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this museum on our first day when we went for a walk. It's very informative and there is lots to see.

Thank Mily H
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you are interested in military history then I am sure you will enjoy this. There was a lot to see and arrows to point you on your way through each area of the museum so you didn't miss any of it. A variety of exhibits with signage, videos and displays. Lots of variety as well. You can see exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely an interesting museum about military history. Good stuff from the different wars and times so that you really can imagine, how a soldier lived in that time. Unfortunately many explanations are in Norwegian so it is hard to get that all. Some are also in English.

Thank Benedikt K
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was in the area so i popped in for a bit. I am glad i went but i will not be going back in a hurry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you're a history enthusiast or a military buff this is it! The museum follows the history of the Norwegian warriors from the Era of the Vikings to Operations in modern day Afghanistan. Along with a great collection of weapons from the last millenia, the museum also has an equally impressive amount of uniforms and equipment used by the Norwegian... More 

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Lidingo, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

There are several exhibitions and some of them are in Norwegian only, while the rest is only partially translated to English. But if you understand Norwegian then it's quite interesting, although it's biggest advantage is no entrance fee. If you decide to visit it - go to the right from the entrance, that way you'll see the exhibitions in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It starts with the Vikings and runs through Afghanistan. Although it has an extensive collection of weapons, it also tells the history with maps, photos, and text. There are well done models of castles and fortresses. Most of the exhibits have brief summaries in English, but you really need to know Norwegian to get the stories. Entry is free.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Free entry, interesting exhibits, really informative, good location in the fortress. Would definitely recommend it for anyone interested in history or with a spare hour in Oslo. Not a big museum, but still a lot better than the disappointing Oslo history museum. Good for kids also, they have questions that kids have to answer by finding things in the museum,... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We did not have time to go in to the museum during this visit, though we did spend some time in the grounds, there are plenty of cannons along the walls. The museum is free and we will definately go in during our next visit.

Thank Andy H
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The museum is free. We were there too early so we explored the area ouside that is really big. It has a big display of cannons outside and an old tank. It had some children's sculptures crying or with fear that show the impact of the war in this country. Overall a nice piece of historical data in this museum.

Thank Capri227

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