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. Plan your The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dili using our Dili vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    clean place, air con, english and portuguese translations... If you don't visit this place, you're missing an important piece of your stay in Timor.  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Multi lingual description of TL's history including Portuguese occupation. Pictures, photographs and copies of documents . The film clips weren't working the day we visited, but still an extensive amt...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    The Resistance Museum is a must-see for anyone with an hour or two to spare in Dili. It speaks to the struggle for freedom that has been so formative for the Timorese,l and the amazing job they have d...  more »

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