Museums

German 88MM anti aircraft gun.

Airfield Deelen Museum
Hoenderloseweg, Building 20. (On the road from Arnhem to Deelen.)
6816 SW Deelen
www.museumvlbdeelen.nl

A museum that deserves more attention. I visited the museum on January 29 2006. For those who are interested in the battle of Arnhem it is certainly interesting. The museum is located next to the airfield Deelen. It was the flak from this airfield which was one of the main reasons that the British landed so far from the bridge. One of the Flak guns is part of the museums collection.

Airborne Museum Hartenstein
Utrechtseweg 232
6862 AZ Oosterbeek
www.airbornemuseum.nl

The best known airborne museum located in the former headquarters of the British Airborne general Urquhart during the battle. The airborne experience in the basement of the museum provides a whole new dimention to the museum. Since 2017 the museum has a small dependance near the famous John Frost bridge. More information abou that on the website: airborneatthebridge.nl

Visit the battlefields of Operation Market Garden yourself.
You can find the Hotels in Oosterbeek here.

Arnhem War Museum 40 - 45
Kemperbergerweg 780
6816 RX Arnhem (Schaarsbergen)
http://www.arnhemsoorlogsmuseum.com/

An impressive collection militaria, uniforms etc. The museum does not focus solely on the battle of Arnhem but also tells the story of the war years in Arnhem and it's liberation in 1945.

Visit the famous "bridge too far" roadbridge at Arnhem.
You can find the Hotels in Arnhem close to the bridge here.

Airfield Deelen

WWII Museum at former Luftwaffe airfield Deelen. Photo: Eric Heijink

Betuws War Museum "The Island"
O.L. Vrouwestraat 36
6666 AL Heteren
www.betuwsoorlogsmuseum.nl

A collection which is open to the public. Some interesting uniforms there. See their website for opening hours.

National liberation Museum 1944-45
Wylerbaan 4
6560 AC Groesbeek
www.bevrijdingsmuseum.nl

The museum has some interesting diorama's about the role of the 82nd airborne division in operation market garden, such as a slide through view on paratroopers inside of a C-47 and on the crossing of the Waal.

Visiting the dropzones at Groesbeek? Find a place to stay here...

Wings of Liberation
Sonseweg 39
5681 BH Best
www.wingsofliberation.nl

This is definitely the biggest museum about Market Garden. The museum is located on the grounds of a former army base. At the museum you can find several of the iconic vehicles, tanks and aircrafts that played a major role during Operation Market Garden, like the Supermarine Spitfire, the Dakota DC3 / C-47, a Sherman tank and more. Always wanted to make a ride in a WWII vehicle? That too is possible here. The large full scale dioramas depict scenes from the battle around Best, but also of other battlegrounds, like the battle on the eastern front.

Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels

The "Wings of liberation museum" at Best.

National war and resistance Museum

Overloon
www.oorlogsmuseum.nl

Glider collection Wolfheze

Wolfheze
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The museum is located at a Campsite next to one of the orignal LZ's for the Horsa gliders. It is a small museum but holds many original glider parts. Work on full scale reconstruction of a horsa glider cockpit is in progres an the museum. A must see for the die hard Operation Market Garden buff.

Liberty Park Overloon

A spitfire at the National WWII museum at Overloon.


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