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The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance

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Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
+670 333 1159
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this museum at the end of a week’s holiday in Timor Leste. I spent well over an hour reading the details in the exhibition. Although I already roughly knew the history of invasion, it was certainly very informative and helped me to understand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very modern museum is an absolute must see for those genjoying their visit to Dili. In great detail the hard times the populationn had during the guerrilla movements in trying to defend their independence ate shown, sometimes in graphic detail, in a very sad...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Wow who knew this country went through so much the museum is open daily and only cost $1 usd per person and it is definitely worth a visit to understand where this country is now as to where it was before worth the visit and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

No visit to Timor Leste is complete without some appreciation of her history and an understanding of the struggles she went through to gain her independence. The small museum gives a chronological explanation of the blood, sweat and tears that were shed for Timor Leste.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This is not a large museum and can easily be visited in under an hour. It is both informative & moving in its narrative concerning the independence struggle and associated violence. Very worthwhile.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

If you want to get a feel for the people of Timor Leste, this small museum is a must see. Including videos of the resistance, survivors and atrocities, it is nevertheless a place of hope and courage; displaying the fortitude and spirit of the people....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

You will get a poignant sense of history as you revisit the history of TImor Leste on the tour. The display maps the journey of invasion and revolution through tho peace and prosperity. I’ve attached a photo of Gareth Evans as he represented the Australian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I was interested to learn about the local depiction of the resistance struggle since much has been written by foreign analysts already. Therefore I went to the much lauded museum. However, I was disappointed by the inability of the staff to elaborate on their views...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Charl3s
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This gives an insight into the struggles for Independence from Indonesia, by the East Timorese people.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sara C
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Please visit Dili and please understand the struggle, the atrocities and the eventual victory of the Timorese people. This accessible museum is free and worth an hour if your time. Great central location and good reading room for some quiet research or reflection.

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 14, 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
May 20, 2015|
Response from Glenys2755 |
Hi , did you find out how far it was? We are going there in March so I am interested?
May 20, 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.