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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. Put Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' into our Oosterbeek day trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' Reviews
Worth the trip again to see things I may have missed. Absolutely amazing the way things are presented. Testimony to our finest hours in WW2. more »
A great place to visit for 2 - 3 hours. The exhibits are well maintained, educational, well laid out and, in many cases, interactive. Anyone who is interested in WWII or military items will love this ... more »
As a former member of the armed forces and a lover of the film "A bridge too far", it has long been my wish to visit Arnhem. I was unaware of the museum in Oosterbeek or the War graves. As i was spend... more »
Well worth a visit. Definitely a story that needs to be told.
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!
Good museum! Nice experience, friendly and helpful staff! Respect for the soldiers that fought for our freedom.
I was here many years ago, but this place has undergone the most wonderful restauration. The underground live displays are fabulous. Go there!
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