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Arquebus War History Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great historic museum

This museum showcases Haugalandet during the WWII very well. Has a lot of artifacts with historic... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
John Tore M
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yes all that I expected great attraction took my friend from akrehamn she never heard of the museum... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Carl W
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12 Jul 2018
“Great historic museum”
16 Nov 2017
Located at the innermost point of Førresfjorden, arquebus War history Museum is one of norway’s largest museums dealing with the theme of the Resistance during WWii. Covering more than 2000 m2, the museum takes the visitor through the dramatic...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Forresfjorden, Haugesund 5563, Norway
+47 52 77 01 00
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This museum showcases Haugalandet during the WWII very well. Has a lot of artifacts with historic significance.

1  Thank John Tore M
Reviewed November 16, 2017

yes all that I expected great attraction took my friend from akrehamn she never heard of the museum she got some local history

Thank Carl W
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

The museum is full of WWII material in really good condition. The visit guides you trough a series of dioramas where items such as weapons, vehicles, uniforms are placed into context. The only drawback is that the information is displayed only in norwegian but they...More

Thank Albert M
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Really good visit, all the displays were in Norwegian but I was given an English guide book free of charge. Spent two hours going around all the exhibits. The Germans did not have a big influence in Haugesund but this museum also covered areas beyond....More

3  Thank philhill91955
Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you are interested in WW2 and the local history, this is a very good place to go.Lots of hardware and local information of how the Germans worked around this area.

Thank sveinung1963
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Small museum packed with historical exhibits and information which was very well laid out and easy to follow . The staff very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank dunks115
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Museum is some way out of the town but well worth a visit. The Museum provides all visitors with a guide in English. This guide can be returned to the Museum or purchased at the end of the visit. I found the displays excellent....More

2  Thank Michael R
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Probably one of the best WWll museums in Norway. Nice and lifelike presentation, and a good collection of things. Opening hours is not the best, so check online when it is open, espesially outside summer months.

2  Thank LeDj69
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very interesting occupation museum. Lots of local collected artefacts as well as gathered objects from more distant places. Nice displays, but there is a general lack of the text plates with object specification text one would expect. So, do 'lease' a copy of the museum's...More

1  Thank MY12XC70
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum shows the live of Norwegian people during WW II. The exhibits Look very much real. Museum cas a bit collection of military tecnics from the period 1940-45. It's preferably to have an English speeking friend or a guide while visiting this museum. Most...More

1  Thank Olga M
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