Museum sights in Dili
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Part museum, part library, part cultural centre, the Reading Room is a must-visit. The foyer of this old colonial building displays photos and information dedicated to President Xanana Gusmão. A selection of books is held in various fan-cooled rooms. Make time to watch a video from the Reading Room's comprehensive collection - videos include gripping coverage of the Santa Cruz Cemetery massacre.
The 24-year struggle against the Indonesians is commemorated in the impressive new There's a good timeline in English, plus photos and exhibits of the gear used by Falintil while they hid in the hills (satellite phones are the tools of the modern revolution). The catalogue is impressive.