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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  • A very impressive museum, in which the battle of Arnhem well explained. Also to learn about the strong bond that has built up in the years of commemorations. The family treasure hunt was not clear. For children from 8 years old.
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  • Those interested in WWII and wants to delve into the fight around this environment takes place in this museum a wealth of information. Small-scale in scope. Many audio clips. The Experience in the basement lives up to its name; You can imagine yourself in the middle of the fighting. Because of the dark and that noise not suitable for small children. The Museum is spread over several floors. Lift available so wheelchair accessible. On the ground floor there is a souvenir shop. Length of time in museum: at least 1 hour (when you want to read and listen to everything longer). A visit to the museum can be combined with a walk through the small park. There is a deer park and there are some nice sequoias (giant trees). Several benches to rest or to be able to sit in the Sun. In the vicinity of the museum one can find some statues to, including works by the renowned artist Jits Bakker who in Renkum was born but had many years his studio in de Bilt. Right behind the park is also a piece of forest.
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  • Very impressive museum. Clear story about the battle of Arnhem in which step by step explains clearly why the battle is not entirely according to plan has expired and the consequences of this have been. Highly recommended to visit given the history here.
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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!