The Liberation Museum is set in the beautiful landscape near Nijmegen, Arnhem and the German border, a unique location: Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history took place here in September 1944 and Operation Veritable, the Rhineland Offensive, the final road to freedom in Europe, started from here in February 1945.
The museum brings the historical events of the liberation by the American, British, Canadian and Polish troops back to life. In the museum, you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war. Aromas, interactive presentations, diorama’s, models, original films and sound fragments captivatingly depict the liberation. The museum shows both young and old the current value and importance of democracy, freedom and human rights.
* Freedom on Wings: 750 model airplanes of WW2
* Model of Operation Market Garden
* Air-raid shelter and Liberation Street
* Diorama of the Waal crossing
* Operation Veritable: the battle for the lower Rhine
* The Honorary Dome with Roll of Honour
ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMMES
* Guided tours and temporary exhibitions
* Educational programmes for children
* Battlefield tours and excursions (by bus or bicycle)
* Group packages
* Yearly events: commemorations and liberation festival
* Visit to the several large cemeteries of the Commonwealth Graves Commission in the area and border region
Besides a visit to the permanent exhibition we also have great group packages, events, alternating exhibitions and special programmes for primary and secondary schools.
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Promotion films National Liberation Museum 1944-1945
This film was made by Wilco Nillissen after his visit to the museum in 2012.
In August 2011 a film was made by a group of young people of the International People's Project (IPP/CISV) when they were working in the museum: http://youtu.be/D7kLsiUlqoI.
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.
New exposition: ‘The Gulag. Terror and arbitrarinessin the Soviet Union’
On 8 September 2016, a new exposition focusing on the Gulag forced labour camps in the former Soviet Union will open in the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945.
Exhibition: ‘Freedom Afoot. The Four Days Marches in war and freedom'
2016 is the year of the 100th Four Days Marches. Walking in freedom during these marches has not always been as self-evident as it is today!
Guided tours for the blind and visually impaired
Looking with your hands is allowed.
Wojtek, the bear who was enlisted in the army
The story of the brown bear who joined the Polish army.
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!