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The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance

Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
+670 333 1159
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Rua de Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, East Timor
+670 333 1159

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not really that many interesting sights to see in Dili. Among those that the most worthwhile one is Cristo Rei on the top of a hill for its view of the whole Dili area; the second one, a more somber and educational one,...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn about the history of independence and freedom fighters. See archival videos and photos of resistance fighters and the people of Timor.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The museum offers educational exhibits of East Timor’s tumultuous history. The facilities is well maintained and there’s a gift shop.

Thank James D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a small but very good museum. It gives a good history of the struggle for independence of the Timorese people. Anyone going to Dili should put aside an hour to find out more about the country.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Resistance Museum provides a balanced account of the history of Timor Leste and the struggle of the people to overcome the Indonesian Occupation of their country. If you can join a guided tour take advantage of the opportunity as the guides are well informed....More

1  Thank bryanr0ss
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This museum gives a very good overview of the sad and violent history the Timorese have faced. There is a video of the Santa Cruz massacre which is very raw and confronting, nevertheless, it is part of the bloody history and I was ashamed to...More

Thank matmob
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Really interesting exhibition on the struggle of the Timorese over the past and it's different colonisers. There are fascinating facts and artifacts. Unfortunately the end movie didn't seem to be playing which was a pity as it probably ties a lot of the intense reading...More

Thank allison_stout23
Reviewed 17 August 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.

Thank laurence_1523
Reviewed 25 July 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 of resources. All presented chronologically, so one gets a good overview. Also talks about the...More

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

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 done recovering from both occupation and the...More

1  Thank Angela W
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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.