Beleef de vrijheid!
Erlebe die Freiheit!
   Experience freedom!

Core collection

The core collection of the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 contains all objects which have a direct link with the liberation history (and therefore the period 1944-1945). This contains objects of both civilian and military origin which have a regional, national or international connection. The main theme of the museum is liberation. The civilian and the common soldier take pride of place in the museum.
In the permanent exhibition the core collection can be seen in the blue section of the exhibition, which covers the years of 1944 and 1945. The remainder of the core collection is located in the museum depot.

Supporting collection

Objects in the exhibition and the depot that date from outside the 1944/1945 period (1918-1944 and 1945-1955) are part of the supporting collection. About 20% of the museum collection is supportive.


Thanks to private donations the collection of the National Liberation Museum is still growing. Objects, photos and written documents from the 1944-1945 period as well as the years 1918-1944 and 1945-1955 are welcome additions.
In order to process a donation correctly and in order to prevent the loss of valuable information, we ask the benefactors to fill in a donation form. If you are considering making a donation, please contact us by email





  • Rosie the Riveter

    A homage to the women who worked for freedom
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  • Liberation Festival & Children’s Flea Market

    Sunday 18 September 2016, the annual Liberation Festival will once again be organised at the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek. This year sees the 25th anniversary of the festival.
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  • Guided tours for the blind and visually impaired

    Looking with your hands is allowed.
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  • November 11th donation from Canada to the Netherlands

    Liberation wooden shoes from Canada return to the Netherlands.
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  • October 25 Lili Marlene at the Liberation Museum

    How a 'Schlager' made history and became the greatest hit in WW2.
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Please 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!

Please send your donations to:
IBAN: NL14RABO0117428876
Made payable to: The Liberation Museum, Groesbeek, The Netherlands

Thank you for your donation!