Our exhibitions:

Our exhibitions:

The history from Stiftelsen Arkivet is conveyed through our permanent exhibition, temporary and virtual exhibitions. The exhibits are open to the public on weekdays from kl. 10:00 - 15:00 (Saturdays are closed). There is a daily tour of the permanent exhibition at. 13.15.

Stiftelsen Arkivet have created a living piece of Norwegian war history in what was the Gestapo headquarters in Kristiansand during World War 2. The horrors of German occupation and the treatment of members of the Norwegian resistance are represented in text, images and animations. This is home to the darkest, most gruesome war history in the region. Norwegians were tortured, mutilated and beaten to death while undergoing what the Gestapo described as ‘heavy questioning’. The exhibition attempts to create a greater understanding of how individuals’ choice of actions affects the development of society positively or negatively. The stories of resistance and imprisonment are a source of hope, reflection and education for the people of today. 
 
In one exhibition, Arkivet have brought together books that were banned by the Nazis during World War 2. At Arkivet, you can also study the Norwegian artist Anna–Eva Bergman’s war caricatures. The caricatures, which Bergman produced bothbefore and during the war, provide a raw dose of Norwegian wartime history in every pen stroke.