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The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance

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Address: Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
Phone Number: +670 333 1159
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A good way to get an insight into the troubled past of Timor.

Sporadic opening hours mean you might have a few goes at getting in but well worth it when you do. Well thought out exhibit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sporadic opening hours mean you might have a few goes at getting in but well worth it when you do. Well thought out exhibit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a piece of advice before you make the effort to go there. Check if the museum is open, we were to visit the museum this morning but it was closed because the staff was attending a conference in Indonesia without prior notice thus we missed the opportunity to see one of the few sights in Dili. Normally the museum... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides valuable insights for visitors who want to know about the history of the nation. The information is detailed and while there is not a lot to the museum you sure come away with a sense of the cost of independence for the people of Timor Leste, and as an Australian, how complicit we were as a country... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and well laid out museum just next to the university. Nice little shop and fascinating exhibition

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in really understanding the politics behind the Indonesian occupation of East Timor, Australia's shameful role in the whole thing and what actually was being inflicted upon the East Timorese population during the 1995-2002 period, this museum is a must visit. Heaps of good interpretation and worthwhile prior to roaming the country- puts things in context.

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Dili, East Timor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's the only Museum in town. Gives you a good summary of the recent history of the country... and it might bring you some answers to many questions while visiting this city. Also as a library where you can surf for free in a great archive of more than 100000 documents of historical importance. Not to be missed!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't really familiar with the history of what happened in East Timor but the museum gives a very thorough time line for you to look at the pictures and read all about it. There are a few Televisions that play old footage which is very informative. There is a lot about the Australian journalists who were killed in Balibo.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Take time to explore exhibits. Items for sale support a charitable foundation. Quiet enjoyable way to absorb some history and hopes for a wonderful country

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is an excellent museum which details the fight for independence from both the Portuguese and the Indonesians. The exhibits are described really well and the timeline and exhibit details are in multi languages, including English. Guides are helpful and the East Timorese are just lovely people.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The museum is very informative. Provides the struggles, progress, and so on of the Timor Leste people during the Indonesian occupation. Very sad. They had an exhibit showing where the freedom fighters hide from the Indonesian military. There's also a bookstore on site.

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