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War Museum (Oorlogsmuseum)

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Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (0)478 - 641250
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I saw the museum in conjunction with MILITRACKS. The museum has an extensive display of equipment, some very unique that needs to have a sign as none was present. The vehicle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I saw the museum in conjunction with MILITRACKS. The museum has an extensive display of equipment, some very unique that needs to have a sign as none was present. The vehicle displays need some dedicated work, to make it more like an actual museum display rather than a collection of military equipment. As a courtesy warning to combat vets, the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We came here for the vehicles. We were not disappointed. Highlights include an M4/A3, a M36 Jackson, what I believe was an M36 Chafee. A Hetzer, half an Mig 21 pasted to the wall and its engine underneath it. A Spitfire and a Panther. Tons of military service vehicles, too many to mention but one behemoth that bears mention -... More 

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Liskeard, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was extremely moved when I visited this museum. It was extremely informative and tells the story in great detail. The equipment has been restored to a high level.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This musemn is for Operation Overlord, and tells the story of the largest tank battle in the surrounding woods. There is a very good exhibition of photographs and a seven minute film telling the story. Then walk into an enormous hanged stuffed to the gunnels with tanks and all sorts of mechanised transport, guns and cases upon cases of amunition... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

For anyone interested in the battle of Arnhem andWW2 battles including operation market garden then this is definitely a must see, though at times it made me think a bit of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the crystal skull with all the American trucks, and possibly raiders of the lost ark. In the restaurant, we had our own reserved... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As others have noted, the display of restored equipment here is big, amazing, and has material you don't find elsewhere. I found a Cromwell tank abandoned by the 15th/19th Hussars, my uncle's regiment, probably lost in the same offensive in October 1944 that took his life nearby. I'd never seen one and was very touched. There are dioramas with groupings... More 

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Goch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My adult son was keen for us to visit this museum with his friend. We are all keen and knowledgeable military enthusiasts and have visited many different war museums. This one is in a league of its own. There has been an amazing amount of sympathetic restoration work to many trucks and tanks that I've never seen before. Some are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Best together with friends from San Diego.and also visiting with our grand-kids.Verry important for them to know about 2world war history.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I visit military museums regularly and this one is something special. Allow at least half a day as the collection is very extensive. Over 200 vehicles and tanks on display, mainly allied with an astonishing collection of US trucks. Some rare items e.g A30 Challenger tank, Canadian Otter and Valentine bridgelayer recently refurbished.. Parking outside is free and access for... More 

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not a fun day out, but teaching my 13 year old about what was war like for his ancestors in the Netherlands, this was the place to visit. Impressive stuff, but also the "fun" military stuf..............

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