Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein', Oosterbeek
(4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Learn more about the Battle of Arnhem and its history during World War II at Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'. At the museum, housed in the former headquarters of the British Airborne Division, you'll gain an understanding of the battle, Operation Market Garden, and why the mission ultimately failed. During the battle, which was part of the larger Operation Market Garden, the Allied Forces attempted to capture the Arnhem Road Bridge. Their goal was to create an open route to Germany. You'll also get a window into the effect of the battle on the residents of this quiet town. See displays of weaponry, uniforms, and equipment, as well as photographs, films, and interviews with Allied soldiers. Plan to see Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oosterbeek trip generator.
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  • The story of "A Bridge Too Far", told with a short video, lots of showcases with original things from the batlle itself and panels with stories and in the basement an impression of the battle itself. ...  more »
  • The museum gives a good picture of Market Garden. There is a lot of footage to see. There may be additional movies. There is a lot to see war (weapons, etc.) and therefore m.i. not suitable for young children. But very informative for children of Group 7/8 and the high school who are interested in history. Certainly children from the area of Arnhem would need to visit this museum. In the basement is the fight and its implications in a realistic way.
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  • Nearby was one of the biggest fights of the second world war. A remarkable exhibition, respect and glory to participants
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  • We didn't realise that many poles were involved and the story map was really good too. The basement 'experience' could have been better. All-round a good morning.
  • Awesome museum. It is interactive and very complete. I'm going from Utrecht only for this museum and for the Arnhem bridge. Must to see
  • This is a place you must visit. Very good history lesson. Thank you.
  • Absolutely incredible. Well presented, through, and honest. I learned a wealth of information in our 2.5 hour visit. The basement! Clearly an unexpected pleasure. I will not spoil the surprise here, discover for yourself. Not for the very young, perhaps 12 years and older. Do not forget the War Cemetery just 15 minutes drive. Thanks for a marvelous afternoon.
  • I really loved this museum though this wasn't my top favorite, I must say all the information and texts about the war was very interesting and saddening to see how much hardship people had to endure during the Second World War, they had a very modest but well maintained inventory of times on display, I even really enjoyed the realism downstairs where we could see real scenes from the war just as how it happened. It was a bit shocking but how war is not shocking when millions of people died? Anyway the Golden Coin was an amazing purchase for 2 euros (even though the gift shop one was a bit extortionate) and I like both the post cards and the badges I bought! Really cool place and I would recommend it for everyone who wants to learn more about history. Oh and probably the best part was when I could of hold a real Lee-Enfield in my hands and I'm down with it, it was amazing! I would recommend everyone to check the Memory Museum in Nijverdal too after this one, totally worth it!