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Stiftelsen Arkivet - Gestapos Hovedkvarter

Vesterveien 4, Kristiansand 4616, Norway
+47 38 10 74 00
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Impressive

We went to visit the museum on the 11th of Mai. A friend of mine was over from the Netherlands and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Familie v
Absolutely intriguing.

Probably not for everyone, or an destination to see in Norway. This very unassuming building housed... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Kevin D
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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The only authentic WWII Gestapo Headquarters. Houses the Institute for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution and the Centre for Humanitarian Organisations.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Impressive”
23 Jul 2016
“Absolutely intriguing.”
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Vesterveien 4, Kristiansand 4616, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit the museum on the 11th of Mai. A friend of mine was over from the Netherlands and I planned this trip months before. Before we left that morning I checked the webside and they are open. After a 1,5 hour drive...More

Thank Familie v
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Probably not for everyone, or an destination to see in Norway. This very unassuming building housed horrors of war. Located at the far end of town, about a 15 walk from the fish market is this building. From the front it looks like a small...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Oh my... I had my first trip to Arkivet and I couldn't get enough information. The persons that worked there had a lot of information to share and could answer almost everything I asked for. Are you interested in history this is the place to...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is the Gestapo HQ during WWII. Took our family (6, 8, & 10 year old girls), and my wife and I and the 10 YO talked about it for 2 hours after. At least 10 times more interesting than you would ever imagine. The...More

1  Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

In the cellar of this building, which was the headquarter of Gestapo during WW2, you will find the rooms were torture really happened during the war. They have models showing what happened. People even died there, or become invalid. An exhibition shows lots of this...More

Thank bjois
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's ingcredibel what people has done, and what people has experience. IT was interresting to watch and listening to the guide. I learned much about the history from Worldwar 2 and what Arkivet was used to. See things from the Gestapo, read about the leader...More

Thank May-nilsen
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

This place is a 10 minute walk from the centre. During the war the building was used as Gestapo headquarters; people were tortured in the basement. The museum tells the story of the perpetrators, victims, collaborators and resistance. I found it a interesting insight into...More

2  Thank thenighthawks
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We have been to Kristiansand several times to visit family. This was our first visit to this museum, and I must say, for a small town, this is very impressive. Essentially, this is a museum dedicated to the spirit of the Norwegian people who were...More

6  Thank cmnt24
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