Norwegian Armed Forces Museum

The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum is another museum in the grounds of Akershus Fortress. It traces the history of the Norwegian military from the time of the Vikings to the present day. Not all the areas, particularly those on the ground floor, had English translations, but it was generally easy to make out what was going on.

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The museum was created in 1946 but not opened to the public until 1978; it is Norway’s main military museum. I found it quite interesting, probably more so the areas on the Viking artefacts than the modern weaponry, though there were some torpedoes on display that gave you a real sense of the damage they could cause.

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It’s an interesting place to visit in conjunction with the Resistance Museum as it adds layers to just what was going on in Norway during the Second World War.

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It isn’t just about the War though, there are also displays about modern Norway’s military, such as in UN Peacekeeping Forces and further back to the time of the Vikings.

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The museum is free and if you have the time it’s worth a look. There are more of my photos to be found here.

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