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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

* 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:







  • Göring's cigars and a copy of Mein Kampf from the NSDAP headquarters have been discovered

    Recently the Liberation Museum received a special collection of documents and items from the Commissariat General Recuperation (CGR).
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  • From Drees to Frank Sinatra. The years of rebuilding after WW2.

    A new temporary exhibition until August 25th 2014.
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  • Programme of Events 2014

    Also in 2014 our programme of events offers many possibilities for a visit to the Liberation Museum.
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  • Book your Group Day Package 2014!

    Also in 2014 we offer various day packages for groups. Enjoy the Liberation Museum and the beautiful countryside around Groesbeek and Nijmegen.
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  • Addition to the permanent exhibition: 'Freedom on Wings, WW2 in the air'

    The new permanent exhibition 'Freedom on Wings, WW2 in the air' is open to the public.
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  • Liberation Festival and children's fleamarket

    Visit our Liberation Festival and children's fleamarket on Sunday September 23
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  • Battlefield bicycle tour October 14

    The Liberation Museum offers an extensive cycling programme for all ages.
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Yes, I would like to become a donor and help the museum with € 20,- or more to further achieve her goals.

One of these goals is to portray the events about the liberation history of Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Europe. The museum also pays attention to the current themes of democracy, human rights and freedom. For your donation you will receive an entry ticket for free admission to our regular and temporary exhibitions. Additionally you will receive the (Dutch) museum magazine 'Vrije Tijding' twice a year. Click here to become a donor!
Banknumber: 117428876, IBAN: NL14RABO0117428876, BIC/SWIFT: RABONL 2U.