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Det Norske Hjemmefrontmuseet på Akershus Festning / Norway’s Resistance Museum at Akershus FortressDet Norske Hjemmefrontmuseet på Akershus Festning / Norway’s Resistance Museum at Akershus Fortress Resistance Museum in Oslo. Photo: Vetle Hallås
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The Norwegian Armed Forces have seven museums around the country. They give the public insight and information about the history of the Armed Forces.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our ​main museum is the Armed Forces Museum at Akershus Fortress in the centre of Oslo. In addition to this, we have six other museums around Norway. Read more about our museums​​ here.​​​​​​​​​​​

 Our Museums



Norway's Resistance MuseumNorway's Resistance Museum<p>​<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​The Resistance Museum (Norwegian: <i>Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum</i>) aims to give an authentic presentation of the Ge</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">rman occupation of Norway during World War II. From prelude, through invasion and resistance, to liberation and peace, the museum gives a thorough view of important events and themes using sound, photos, texts, authentic objects and lifelike models.</span></p><p>The Resistance Museum is located in a building from the 17th century on the grounds of Akershus Fortress in Oslo, adjoining the memorial for Norwegian patriots executed during the war.​</p><h2>Opening​ hours</h2><p>September to May:<br><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Monday to Friday 10:00–16:00<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Saturdays and Sundays 11:00–16:00</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;"></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">June to August:<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Monday to Saturday 10:00–17:00<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Sundays 11:00–17:00​</span></p><h2>Contac​t</h2>Address: Akershus Fortress, Building 21, Oslo<br><br>Telephone: +47 23 09 31 38<br><br>Email:<br><br>
Oscarsborg Fortress MuseumOscarsborg Fortress Museum<p>​<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​​Oscar</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">sborg Fortress is situated in the Drøbak sound 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Oslo. The fortress has a unique place in Norwegian history after the German cruiser <i>Blücher</i> was sunk here on 9 April 1940.</span></p><p>The fortress guarded the entrance to Oslo for hundreds of years and stands as a special symbol for Norway's freedom. The fortress has a torpedo battery and three exhibitions:​</p><ul><li><i style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​​The Fortress Museum</i><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">: Shows the history of the fortress from 1640 and until today.</span><br></li><li><i style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">The Coastal Artillery Museum</i><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">: Shows the history of the Coastal Artillery from its start in 1899 and to its closure in 2007.</span><br></li><li><i style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">The Fire Control Museum</i><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">: Has a unique collection of fire control equipment used by the Coastal Artillery. </span><br></li></ul><h2>​OPENING HOURS​<br></h2><p>Monday to Friday 09:00–14:00<br><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">S</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">aturdays and Sundays 10:00–14:30</span></p><h2>Contact</h2>Telephone: +47 64 90 41 61<br><br>Email:<br><br>
The Armoury in TrondheimThe Armoury in Trondheim<p>​<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​The Armoury (Norwegian: <i>Rustkammeret</i>) is one of Norway’s oldest museums. The term "armoury" comes from the castles and fortresses of the Middle Age, and the rooms where weapons and armaments were stored and repaired.</span></p><p>Thus the Armoury has a long tradition, even though the current museum does not match the original definition. The museum is situated in the centre of Trondheim, Norway's third largest city.</p><p>Today, it is an army museum as well as a resistance museum, emphasising Central Norway's military history. Norway's finest collection of edged weapons is on display at the museum. The museum shows military history from Viking times, through the Middle Ages and the union with Denmark and later Sweden. </p><p>The resistance section of the museum takes you back to Norway's recent history, from the start of the German occupation on 9 April 1940 until peace was restored on 8 May 1945.​</p><h2>Opening​ hours</h2><p>May to September<br><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Monday to S</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">aturday 10:00–16:00<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Sundays 12:00–16:00​</span></p><h2>Contact</h2>Address: Kongsgårdsgata 1d, 7013 Trondheim​, Norway<br><br>Telephone: +47 73 99 52 80 or +47 73 99 52 83<br><br>Email: <br><br>
Bergenhus Fortress MuseumBergenhus Fortress Museum<p>​Bergenhus Fortress Museum opened its doors in 2006 and it is situated at Bergenhus Fortress in central Bergen. ​</p><p>The museum was opened by the late Norwegian war hero Gunnar Sønsteby and has three exhibitions on the resistance struggle in Norway during World War II. The museum has a small library and holds tours, films and lectures for groups and schools. </p><div><h2>Opening hours​</h2><p>Mondays closed<br>Tuesday to Sunday 11:00–17:00​</p><h2>Contact</h2>Telephone: +47 55 54 63 87<br><br>Email:</div>
Naval MuseumNaval Museum<p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">T</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">he Naval M</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">useum is of the oldest of its kind in the world and is based in the town of Horten, an hour's drive south of Oslo. </span></p><p>The intention of the Naval Museum is to preserve, document and present the history and heritage of the Norwegian Navy in an objective manner, so that the public, especially young people, may understand and appreciate the development and signification of the Navy through our history.</p><p>The exhibition includes:<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;"> <br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">• </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">The grand era of the Danish-Norwegian Navy in the 17th and 18th centuries, including the naval hero Tordenskiold and the naval base Fredriksvern. <br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">• The wars against the United Kingdom in 1801 and through the years 1807–1814<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">• The founding and build-up of the Royal Norwegian Navy from 1814 onwards, with emphasis on the naval yard and base in Horten, including the transition from sail to steam<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">• Evolution before, during and after World War I and II<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">• The Cold War, the transformation following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the present Navy</span></p><h2>Opening hours</h2><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">2 May to 30 September:<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Monday to Sunday 12:00–16:00​<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;"><br>1 October to 30 April:<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Sundays</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;"> 12:00–16:00<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Monday to Saturday closed</span></p><h2>Contact</h2>Address: Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 9, 3183 Horten​<br><br>Telephone: +47 33 03 33 97<br><br>Email:<br><br>
Royal Norwegian Air Force MuseumRoyal Norwegian Air Force Museum<p>​<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">T</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">he Air Fo</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">rce Museum in Bodø shows the background and the development of the Norwegian Air Force. The exhibition includes 25 aircraft. In addition to the museum in Bodø, there is a collection of old aircrafts in a building at Gardermoen airport north of Oslo. The building rooms around 30 aircrafts of different sizes and ages. ​</span></p><h2>Opening hours for the Museum in Bodø:</h2><p>Monday to Friday 10:00–16:00<br><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Saturdays and Sundays 11:00–17:00​</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​</span></p><h2>Contact</h2><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;"></span>Email: <a href="mailto:"></a><br><span style="font-size:13px;">Twitter: </span><a href="" style="font-size:13px;">@RNoAFmuseum</a><br><span style="font-size:13px;">Facebook: </span><a href="" style="font-size:13px;">Norsk Luftfartsmuseum​</a></p>
Armed Forces MuseumArmed Forces Museum<p>​<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Since 1860, the museum has been located in an old arsenal building at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. The exhibition shows the history of the Norwegian Armed Forces, with an emphasis on the period from the 15th century and until today. </span></p><p>The exhibition also gives an insight into the development of the Norwegian Armed Forces and shows how military thinking and the reality of war have affected technological, economic and political development.</p><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">The museum offers a wide range of activities in and around the exhibitions. There are spring and autumn lectures and guided tours, Christmas workshop, team days and cultural nights – just to name some of our activities.</span>​<br></p><h2>Opening hours:</h2><p>1 September to 30 April: <br><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">M</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">ondays closed<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Tuesday to Sunday 10:00–16:00</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">1 May to 31 August:<br></span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Monday to Sunday 10:00–17:00​</span></p><h2>​Contact</h2>Address: Akershus Fortress, Oslo<br><br>Telephone: +47 23 09 35 82<br><br>Email: <a href="mailto:"></a><br><br>

Published 06 July 2015 15:51.. Last updated 28 June 2016 10:57.