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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 5 days ago

Nice medium size museum that shows E.Timors independence struggle and history. Worth a visit. Allow 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Resistance Museum tells the story of the East Timorese resistance to the Indonesian invasion and occupation. There are good maps, photos and written information that highlight who the key players were and how astoundingly resilient the locals were - fighting a guerrilla warfare from...More

Thank tmuller25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see. Do your homework prior to going to have a better understanding of what these people have been through in terms of blood shed and political termoil. And this is recent history not a hundred years ago. The perpertrators of atrocities are still...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 12 January 2018

There are not really that many interesting sights to see in Dili. Among those that the most worthwhile one is Cristo Rei on the top of a hill for its view of the whole Dili area; the second one, a more somber and educational one,...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Learn about the history of independence and freedom fighters. See archival videos and photos of resistance fighters and the people of Timor.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The museum offers educational exhibits of East Timor’s tumultuous history. The facilities is well maintained and there’s a gift shop.

Thank James D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a small but very good museum. It gives a good history of the struggle for independence of the Timorese people. Anyone going to Dili should put aside an hour to find out more about the country.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Resistance Museum provides a balanced account of the history of Timor Leste and the struggle of the people to overcome the Indonesian Occupation of their country. If you can join a guided tour take advantage of the opportunity as the guides are well informed....More

1  Thank bryanr0ss
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This museum gives a very good overview of the sad and violent history the Timorese have faced. There is a video of the Santa Cruz massacre which is very raw and confronting, nevertheless, it is part of the bloody history and I was ashamed to...More

Thank matmob
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Really interesting exhibition on the struggle of the Timorese over the past and it's different colonisers. There are fascinating facts and artifacts. Unfortunately the end movie didn't seem to be playing which was a pity as it probably ties a lot of the intense reading...More

Thank allison_stout23
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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
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?
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.