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The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance

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Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Charl3s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Museum, lots of war memorials, good all round museum, same as most other small museums in this part of the world.

Thank MikeStan65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must visit when you come to Dili. You will learn a lot about the history and struggle of Timor Leste people's independence (so you know why there are some places that using Bahasa Indonesia and some using Portuguese). This museum also...More

Thank duzelpanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting window into the recent history and struggle for independence of the East Timorese people. You have to be patient and take time to read and absorb this story. Please take the time to visit this museum and read and listen...More

Thank alwayne56
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone visiting Timor Leste. It is a harrowing experience that captures the essence of the history of the invasion and the devasting impact it had on the 55% of the population who survived. Shame on Australia- we were complicit...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely need a visit to this place for understanding the history of this new country. Interesting exposition

Thank kukariamba
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is an information centre, detailing the path to freedom and independence for Timor-Leste from the 1970s on. (Currently focused on 1970s to present, but will have other sections at different times). There are artefacts and models amongst the large informative wall boards. Entry is...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent small museum full of valuable information on the resistance and some broader history of Timor-Leste. Spent a few hours here. They should charge more than $1.

Thank John L
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15 January 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
21 May 2015|
Response from Glenys2755 |
Hi , did you find out how far it was? We are going there in March so I am interested?
21 May 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.