Armed Forces Museum - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.301 E 010° 44.419
32V E 597341 N 6642112
Quick Description: This Museum is on the grounds of Oslo's Akershus Fortress.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 6:13:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMFYNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Still an active military site, the Akerhus Fortress permits visitors at no charge from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can tour Museums, the castle and monuments.
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us about this Museum which is surrounded by war monuments and cannon displays:

"The Defence Museum of Norway is located at Akershus Castle (Building 62) in Oslo, Norway. The museum has free admission. Previously it was named Hærmuseet, The Army Museum (even earlier Artillery Museum), therefore, the museum consists of mostly army materiel. The Defence Museum is the main museum sorting under the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum superstructure.

[edit] The museum`s history and focusThe museum was created in 1946 when two former military museums were merged, the Artillery Museum (established in 1860) and the Intendant Museum (created in 1928), under the name Hærmuséet. At first the museum was open only to military personnel, but was opened to the public in 1978 by King Olav V under the name of the Defence Museum. The museum is located inside the Castle Square, in one of the old military arsenals from the 1860s. The main purpose of the museum is to show the Norwegian military history from Viking Age to the present, and the museum consists of six departments:

The ancient times, military history from the Viking era to 1814.
1814-1905, military history from 1814 to 1905.
1905-1940, military history from 1905-1940.
1940, military history from 1940 to 1945, focusing on the land battles of World War II.
Sea battles, military history from 1940 to 1945, focusing on sea battles of World War II.
After the war, military history from 1945 to present.
In addition, in periods of special exhibitions. In addition to promoting Norwegian military history (especially for school groups), the museum's mission is to be the main military museum."

See the Museum's own webpage at (visit link)
Opening hours: 10-6

Open all year: Yes

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Wikipedia link:: [Web Link]

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