Arnhem War Museum

Arnhem War Museum

Arnhem War Museum
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Mvanting
Middelfart, Denmark433 contributions
Family
Going to Amsterdam from Denmark we decided to make a stop here in Arnhem and watched “A bridge too far” as home work.
My teenager (13) enjoyed the movie and was excited for the museum.
The guide came and though we “rushed” through and then told some stories which was very enlightening.
We had 2 other guides approach us giving interesting information.
There was A LOT of artifacts from the war but still it was interesting. We learned a bit and was just pleased to discover that our hotel was just next to the Arnhem bridge.
Written July 23, 2022
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David B
Northampton, UK78 contributions
Couples
We visited here on a long weekend stay in Arnhem for our friend's wedding. We we're just driving and noticed the tank parked outside, so stopped on the off chance that it was open. It was and what a fantastic find! Superb, highly recommended. Would go again when I have more time. Actual vist date was July 2019.
Written March 16, 2021
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FedoraOnTour
Sidcup, UK136 contributions
More of an Arnhem WW2 experience centre than a museum. Has some nice pieces in it and the story telling is excellent. Very friendly staff, great facilities and a book/gift shop. Allow at least two hours for this.
Written June 1, 2022
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,249 contributions
Family
Small and definitely a labor of love but filled with so many artifacts from the battle. The staff were super friendly in offering assistance and answering questions. A true old school European war museum.
Written February 26, 2022
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TucsonSiobbhan
Tucson, AZ159 contributions
Couples
This visit occurred the week of the anniversary of this costly Allied attempt to retake the bridge at Arnhem. The gratitude and reverence shown by the Dutch people to the memory and remains of the valiant men is awe inspiring.
The uniforms, especially the British paratrooper berets and insignias was very emotional to me. My father served and jumped in the paratroopers but not at Arnhem. Stories he told just flooded back to me.
Written September 3, 2014
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Mstone7
Folkestone, UK18 contributions
Solo
Please note - nearly all of the reviews on this page are for the WRONG museums.
There are 3 main museums- the Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, the Battle of Arnhem museum by the bridge and this one which is deep in the forest way outside the town.

To me this is the most interesting of all of them.

I came across this museum purely by chance when I was looking for my campsite.
If WW2/Arnhem/military history and artefacts etc are your thing - like they are mine- then this place is definitely for you. Although it is a private museum, and some of the displays are a bit amateurish, the place is run by extremely knowledgeable volunteers. There are no cr*p multimedia displays or looped films that have become unviewable, just a HUGE amount of artefacts of Operation Market Garden, the Dutch fascist party, the resistance and life under occupation.

The sheer volume of 'stuff' was incredible - it was a collector's paradise but of course hardly anything, apart from a few period books and home utensils, was for sale.
Written July 24, 2014
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Dave R
Belmont, Australia44 contributions
Had a great visit today and had a personal tour around by one of the volunteers Jan which was not expected and gave a nice personal touch and shared his own experiences. Afterwards I asked if he could possible call me a taxi as was.going to visit the Airborne museum at Oosterbeek - he said no problem and I will drive you there myself! On route we made a couple of stops and showed me some Local landmarks of the battles and glider landings.

The museum has a great collection of stuff
Written March 12, 2015
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Don Mes
Orillia, Canada159 contributions
Couples
The Battle of Arnhem war museum is located very close by to the John Frost bridge, which was made famous in world war 2 and is the subject in the movie "A Bridge to Far". (The WW2 Operation known as Operation Market Garden.) The bridge crosses the lower Rhine. Both the bridge and the museum are interesting sites to visit. The museum is very small but the volunteer who greets you is very knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions. There were no other visitors while we were there and the volunteer was more than happy to explain the famous British Airborne's attempt at holding the bridge. The town itself has other attractions dedicated to the Pegasus Airborne as well. Quaint Dutch town worthy of a visit.
Written June 30, 2014
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lizandianp
surrey955 contributions
Friends
To find it ask sat nav for Schaarsbergen, the museum is in the former village school just outside town.

It starts well with neatly labelled (In 3 languages) cases of weapons but soon the labels run out as there is so much stuff crammed into a relatively small space over two floors.There are excellent set-piece displays and helpful staff. ( Although one opened the conversation by telling me how British troops relieving Arnhem raped the local girls!) You should find enough real gems to make a visit well worth while.

This is a private venture by a group of enthusiasts and receives no state or council funding so I put my small change in their collecting box. Every little helps.
Written March 12, 2013
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WadkinMBE
Rotherham, UK705 contributions
Couples
After visiting the bridge and war cemetery we made our way to the museum which was the allied headquarters. It is well laid out and covers the Allied Operations (Market Garden) with actual equipment and uniforms. It covers all aspects of the operation with video accounts from all sides. A very sad event. What was suppose to reduce the war continued for several months more with significant losses. You need at least two hours to absorb the information and reflect. A must visit place.
Written May 5, 2019
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