Norway's Resistance Museum

Norway's Resistance Museum
Norway's Resistance Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Established 1966
Location Akershus Fortress, Oslo
Type World War II museum
Website Norway's Resistance Museum

Norway's Resistance Museum also known as the Norwegian Home Front Museum (Norwegian: Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum) is a museum located at the Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

The museum collection focuses on Norwegian resistance during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945. The museum displays equipment, photos and documents from the war years.[1]

The museum was established as a foundation in 1966.[2] The Museum was opened to the public in May 1970 by HRH Prince Harald of Norway in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Norwegian liberation. Architectural planning was entrusted to Norwegian architect Otto Torgersen (1910-2000) who working together with key personnel representing various branches of the underground forces, produced a chronological gallery through the period from the prelude in the 1930's onwards to liberation in 1945.

The museum's first manager was Knut Haugland, who managed the museum until 1983.[3] Tore Gjelsvik was chairman of the board from 1964 to 1973.[4] Arnfinn Moland was appointed manager of the museum in 1995.[5]


  1. ^ "Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Norway's Resistance Museum". Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Knut Magne Haugland" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Kraglund, Ivar. "Tore Gjelsvik". In Helle, Knut (in Norwegian). Norsk biografisk leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Arnfinn Moland 50 år 25. august" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 3 August 2001. 

Other sources

  • Færøy, Frode (1997) Norges hjemmefrontmuseum: i stiftelsens år (Oslo: Norges hjemmefrontmuseum) ISBN: 82-91107-07-6

Coordinates: 59°54′28″N 10°44′09″E / 59.9079°N 10.7358°E / 59.9079; 10.7358

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