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“Great museum and it's free! ”

Armed Forces Museum
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Ranked #33 of 410 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum on our last day in Oslo. It's was a national holiday (Monday after Easter Sunday) so we weren't sure if it would be open but happily it was.

As it's free to visit and everything in Oslo is rather expensive, I wasn't expecting much. However, the museum is huge and has so much to see in it. I'd give a good couple of hours or more to properly take everything in.

It takes you right through from around the 16th century, through to modern day. It has great exhibitions on the Napoleonic era, Norway's independence, the Second World War, the Cold War and then more modern war.

There is so much to see with lots of information in both Norwegian and English. Just be warned in some areas (the Napoleonic era) you need to scan a QR code with a smart phone to get other language information as they only have Norwegian information boards.

I'd definitely recommend this even if you are not really interested in notary history.

Thank Victoria K
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Visited this museum on a very cold day and it was great. The perfect activity when the weather is not so great. The place is packed with informations and videos. Excellent. I very recommend it.

Thank breatheindeeply
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Really long museum with a lot of interesting information in there. The models and stuff are so cool! The part that really got me was when you walk through a perfectly normal room, then walk through the next room which is an exact replica of the one before but after a bomb has hit. It was crazy, really made you think, like wow.

I'd definitely recommend going in here, especially because entry is also free, so cheap day out!

Thank hayleylou1310
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Walked to this museum twice on two separate days to find a sign taped to the gate saying it was closed for military maneuvers. No mention of when it would open or how long it was closed. Never did make it inside.

Thank lovinretirement2015
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Takes about an hour to have a gentle stroll around the Museum. A bit lacking in English translations in places but you get the general idea.

Thank LP9225
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