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.
New temporary exhibition 'Songs of Liberation' from April 24th-November 1st 2015
We all know the images of the liberation, now 70 years ago. Cheering crowds, piano's spontaneously appearing in the streets, girls kissing soldiers and climbing onto the back of their motorbikes.
Join the fly-past in the flying boat CATALINA on May 4th
In honour of the 180 British veterans who are visiting our museum on May 4th, we have asked the Catalina Foundation to organise a fly-past.
Film 'Krieg am Niederrhein', the Rhineland Offensive in February 1945
In February and March 2015 the Liberation Museum features the film 'Krieg am Niederrhein'.
Addition to the permanent exhibition: 'Freedom on Wings, WW2 in the air'
The new exhibition 'Freedom on Wings, WW2 in the air' is open to the public.
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!