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The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance

Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
+670 333 1159
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Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
+670 333 1159

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we had more time to really read it all and take in. But like in any country, after you have been to such museums you begin to understand the answers to many of yr previously unanswered questions. To get 5 stars, I would recommend...More

Thank Raine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is at the core of the history, the culture and the lives of the Timor-Leste people. It is well designed, modern and has explanations in 3 languages. Because the complex, sometimes deadly history is crucial to knowing the people of this still-new nation,...More

Thank Arcee_CO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very useful and interesting to see the whole story of Timorleste independence as a background to the rest of our stay. One criticism would be that because the information is in 3 languages, the reader of English is often having to stoop or...More

Thank Diana k
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The museum and archive showcase the history of the Timorese struggles for independence. The exhibits, photographs and videos are at hand for the visitors to know how the Timorese people fought hard to attain freedom from colonizers. For a minimal fee, visitors can see the...More

Thank pinoytraveller2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017

nice museum with an easy-going atmosphere... It is interesting to go trough the path of what happen in East Timor since the Portuguese invasion to becomes a Country, but there is more text than images, so you must be patient and willing to read pretty...More

Thank ClaudioGuerrieri
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was fascinating visit which gives a good insight into Timor Leste's history and hard fought journey to Independence. Well worth doing.

Thank candoron
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is probably the first stop to make in Dili as it gives you an overview of the tragic history of the East Timorese but also their resilience and courage. It tracks through Portugese and Indonesian occupation to the present day. As an Australian you...More

Thank RodandJane2014
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A must-see when you visit Dili! Gives an insight into the occupation of East Timor, and we learnt a lot of new information. Definitely made me feel ashamed of the role Australia played in the Indonesian occupation. The re-creation of the FRETILIN bunker was very...More

Thank Lachy R
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This museum should absolutely be one of your first stops in Timor-Leste, as picking up some of the history of this new country will provide a good backdrop for any sightseeing trips. The focus is primarily the struggle against the forcible integration with Indonesia (1975-1999)...More

Thank Trevor1223
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I enjoyed this museum, since I did not know much about East Timor. The museum gives you a good overview of what happened from the early ages to the Portuguese dynasty to the Indonesian occupation. It only costs $1 USD to get in and may...More

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Hi Glenys, we hired a driver when we arrived who took us there and up to the Christ Redeemer, can't remember how much but wasn't much and way too hot to walk anywhere.
15 January 2017|
Response from PEZET2014 | Reviewed this property |
From the Airport to the city center it is too far to walk unless you are very fit. Within the city center you can walk to the parliament and the museum but bring water, it is hot.. The statue of Christ is a 15 minutes taxi... More
How do I get to the museum from the ship/port. Can I walk, how far away is it? Thanking you.
21 May 2015|
Response from Glenys2755 |
Hi , did you find out how far it was? We are going there in March so I am interested?
How do I get to The Archives & Museum of East Timorese from the port, can I walk, how far away is it? Thanking you
21 May 2015|
Response from conatus | Reviewed this property |
The Museum is only 2 or 3 blocks from the Port (as opposed to the airport which is a lot further). Easy walking distance.