Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein', Oosterbeek

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 480+ 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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  • That war is terrible, you can experience yourself in the new air-borne museum. With a lot of sound and unexpected scenes you're literally in the computer animation of this war. Unfortunately in this way very little opportunity for passing on the story following the exhibited material.
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  • During a hiking weekend with friends, we came in a pretty rain area. Fortunately, there is mobile internet so quickly looked up something where we could stay dry. The museum actually consists of three parts, the last part, the airborne experience has absolutely the most impression on us!
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  • I usually spend a week per year in the Netherlands with the defense, and I take always the new people to this museum. It is a great experience. Everything is set up well, and there is a good red thread through the entire route.
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  • 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!
  • Incredible interesting selection of stuff to see and learn in this museum. You can walk through the building on your own pace to get a good chronological image of the airborne events and there are a few interactive elements.
  • A must see when in Arnhem to lean about WWII, especially market garden. This operation plays an important role in Arnhem's history. So if you want to get to know this city better, visit Airborne museum. The museum itself had been renovated and upgraded, which gives it a more professional and international status than before. I was quite impressed by the results. This museum is also the perfect base to continue learning and visiting more important WWII hotspots in Arnhem and it's surroundings. Much information about that can be found here. I can totally recommend this museum.
  • From the outside I thought there could not be much to this museum, once inside we were blown away by the excellent content of this museum. They tell the story of the brave attempt by allied troops to capture the Rhein bridge in Arnhem, ( a bridge to far). Give yourself 3-4 hours to get he most from this visit. To learn this building was actually used as headquarters by the allies during the campaign was a surprise. I would recommend a visit is you have any interest in WW2 history.
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