The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 brings the
past to life. Typical 1940's smells, dioramas, displays, models, original film
footage, speeches and music take you back to the liberation of the Netherlands
The museum demonstrates to young and old the real
significance of freedom, democracy and human rights.
The permanent exhibition is presented in three parts:
The red section
Part 1 shows the events between the two world wars and the
occupation (1918-1944). The crisis stairs, the dilemma game and Titus
Brandsma’s cell all portray aspects of the war years and what
happened before them. Collaborate, adjust or resist, the question is what you
should do in such situations?
The liberation years (1944-1945) are the focus of part 2.
Operation Market Garden is visualized, among other things, in a scale model
with a sound & light show and a life-size diorama shows the allied
troops crossing the Waal. Experience operation Veritable and the Rhineland
offensive, the hunger winter and the love that can blossom in wartime in this
Part 3 illustrates the results of the war and the present day
(after 1945). The tragic statistics of the numbers killed, the reconstruction
and the first steps taken towards a united Europe. The Liberation Square makes
it clear that war, suppression and violation of human rights have still not
become history in the world. By means of a computer game, you can test your own
In the Remembrance Dome we keep the Roll of Honor,
with 150.000 names of all those allied soldiers who were killed between D-Day
6-6-1944 and VE-Day 8-5-1945 in the battle for the freedom of Europe.
Due to an update of the permanent exhibition, one of the preparations
for the museum's renovation, the model "Operation Market Garden" is
closed from 21 September to 6 November 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Exhibition 'The SS: Versatile Extremism'
The SS is one of the most infamous organisations in history. The name SS immediately recalls images of blond Aryan men, ruthless camp guards, and death squads.
Group Day Packages 2017
The National Liberation Museum has a number of special group day packages in 2017.
Battlefield tours 2017
The National Liberation Museum offers various battlefield tours in 2017: bus tours, bicycle tours and battlefield tours in historical army vehicles.
Liberation Festival & Children’s Flea Market 2017
The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 in Groesbeek holds its yearly Liberation Festival with different fun activities on Sunday 17 September 2017.
Freedom Shorts: short films by new talent
In cooperation with AC Films and many other film makers, the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 presents a selection of twelve short films about the war and the liberation on Friday 15 September 2017.
support us in keeping the liberation message alive.
The Liberation Museum receives almost no grants
and is kept operational by a few paid staff members and more than 100
volunteers. All financial support is very welcome!
your donations to:
Made payable to: The Liberation Museum, Groesbeek, The Netherlands
Thank you for your donation!