Dare Memorial Museum and Cafe, Dili

2.8
#4 of 6 in Museums in East Timor
Dare Memorial Museum and Cafe stands as a memorial center commemorating the Timorese, who helped Australian soldiers fight Japan from this spot during World War II. The self-guided tourvleads you past concrete shelters, memorial plaques, reflection pools, and videos (in English) which tell the story of the victorious guerrilla soldiers. When finished, try a cup of Timor coffee in the bar and take in the view over the bay and city. To visit Dare Memorial Museum and Cafe and get the most from your holiday in Dili, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dili trip planner.
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  • The museum is located high in the hills overlooking Dili. The museum was built in 1969 to honour and tell the story of the assistance given by the East Timorese to Australian guerillas fighting the Ja...  more »
  • I knew nothing about this episode in history. It was a very quaint and solemn little museum. It was also great to visit the school on site.  more »
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  • Great view and a well maintained information centre on Aussie and Timorese troops fighting the Japanese in WWII. Used to be a cafe here but I think this might be closed - still well worth the drive up the hill to the lookout as you get to see the different climate zone and get a great view from the lookout point. The lookout is 30 seconds from the road and under cover so great if it’s raining.
  • Shut down, nice view .
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