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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  • Wish we had more time to really read it all and take in. But like in any country, after you have been to such museums you begin to understand the answers to many of yr previously unanswered questions....  more »
  • This museum is at the core of the history, the culture and the lives of the Timor-Leste people. It is well designed, modern and has explanations in 3 languages. Because the complex, sometimes deadly h...  more »
  • It was very useful and interesting to see the whole story of Timorleste independence as a background to the rest of our stay. One criticism would be that because the information is in 3 languages, the...  more »