Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein', Oosterbeek

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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 group of us visited this museum, which covers the WW2 airborne action of the area over several floors, lots of memorabilia, photos, video and interactive displays, at the Hartenstein hotel which was...  more »
  • The Hartenstein was the HQ of the besieged Ist Airborne in Oosterbeek. The existing property is laid out well with the historical context, personal medals, pictures and the story of the battles in Arn...  more »
  • This museum is worthy the trip we took from Brussels, a very well presented museum overall, but the basement was really well done. A walk through "war zone" replicating the area near the bridge was re...  more »
  • Good museum! Nice experience, friendly and helpful staff! Respect for the soldiers that fought for our freedom.
  • A wonderful, detailed and profoundly moving account of the battle that raged in this area. Allow 3 hours to do it justice. An incredible collection of artifacts ranging from weapons and uniforms to more personal items. The bravery of the Dutch residents of the area is also recognised. If you do not find yourself welling-up at some point you're not human.
  • Whilst on private tour of Operation Market Garden to Arnhem stopped here. Had no idea it was such a huge, interesting and excellent collection as well as the displays and interactive exhibits. Definitely a must for anyone in the area and interested in WW2, the Dutch and their contribution to the allies in WW2 era. I'm from Australia and thoroughly enjoyed this experience!
  • I was here many years ago, but this place has undergone the most wonderful restauration. The underground live displays are fabulous. Go there!
  • 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.