The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance, Dili

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Documenting East Timor's 24-year battle against Indonesian occupation, The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance offers an in-depth look at the struggle though a variety of artifacts from the conflict. Set in the grand Portugese Court of Justice, the modern and well-equipped permanent exhibition started in 2012, and holds a large amount of information regarding the country's fight for independence. Observe and inspect documents, photographs, videos, weapons, and communication equipment as they paint an intricate historical background to the subject. The museum also contains an adjoining exhibition space, which holds temporary exhibitions of various traditonal cultural arts and crafts. For The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance and beyond, use our Dili trip planning website to get the most from your Dili vacation.
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  • Fairly well done museum for a small country, it really is a must-see for any visitors. Very inspiring to understand how difficult Timorese recent history has been, and how much this amazing country ha...  more »
  • Essential place to know the raw and bloody history of Timor Leste. Interesting the possibility to make the tour with Alvaro, guide and general connoisseur of the subject. You deserve to spend about 3 hours on the tour. Very good photos, eloquent documents and teaching contents. The museum looks renovated and is attractive to the visitor.
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  • A really nice and informative museum about the struggles this country had, with a brief history since the Portuguese colonization through very detailed information of the Indonesian occupation and the Timorese uprisings against it. It is a very small museum, so you wouldn’t need more than two hours there. 1$ entry fee. Definitely worth it, it’s good to know the history of this special nation.
  • excellent place to know the history how Timorense struggle for their Independence since Portuguese colonization and Indonesian occupation. This small museum will makes you discover all unique and tragic history of Timor-Leste event you only spend one day in Dili, because it only takes one hours with 1 dollar entry fee.
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