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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 - 16:00
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We spent ages trying to find this place as the map didn't really help us. But a free entry museum with lots to see. Not all of it in English but that didn't really matter. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suffolk, UK
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Suffolk, UK
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent ages trying to find this place as the map didn't really help us. But a free entry museum with lots to see. Not all of it in English but that didn't really matter. If you are into this topic, then you will definitely enjoy it.

Thank UKJosie
Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a lot to show, from the Napoleon war to conflict in Afghanistan. There is a large exhibit for the second world war. i did enjoy the weapons and uniforms. Worth visiting if you like militaria items. The museum is free of charge. Allow yourself a couple of hours.

Thank eloilevermil
Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum shows an interesting display about our armed forces. There is a fine mic between old and new. I especially enjoyed the old uniforms and swords. It is at the far end of the Akershus festning. And it is free of charge :-)

Thank Sanukmak555
Clitheroe,Lancashire, U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to see and do in this attraction.As the title states entry is free and there are plenty of rooms full of the history of the Norwegian armed forces.

Thank Wasyl P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Very interesting if you or your partner like Military history there are lots of weapons history of strategy forts and castles it is inside and has a cafe. I can't remember if it was free as we had bought an Olso pass. you can buy them at the Oslo center and they allow free public transport travel and free entry... More 

Thank Elaine M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

a really interesting museum and FREE! had some great artifacts and some really interesting things to look at but hardly any of the information was translated into other languages. I was really disappointed by this as I couldn't make full use of the museum but worth a visit if you are interested in military stuff!

Thank Louise e
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Another great specialist museum in Oslo it looks at the Norwegian military through out the ages, it has a great section on WWII. As well as an exhibition about the Norwegian Military Medal. Some sections are only provided in Norwegian, but in the main part it has translations into English. A really enjoyable hour spent. Museum entry is free.

Thank TravelEatsOfficial
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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
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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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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

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