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“Wonderful balanced presentation, not to miss”

Airborne Museum Hartenstein
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Robina, Australia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Wonderful balanced presentation, not to miss”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Easy to get to but park behind the restaurant with turn off the street prior to the gps nominated entrance.
Complete workup thru a final diorama in the basement over a large area depicting the reality of the Arnhem & associated areas fighting with action, noise, flashes, vehicles, guns etc.
Very well done & inexpensive....noisy HS students were a pain but that is not Museums issue but reflects on their supervisors & to some degree lack of respect youngsters have regarding those who died for them.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent museum”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We'll run and informative museum. You learn something about a mission that was doomed to fail and feel for all those involved. There is a trail around the perimeter of part of the battlefield and the Arnhem experience is worthwhile. Also visit the CWG at Oosterbeck, maybe before, as it's too moving to see the number of soldiers lost over so few days with more knowledge of why they died.

Visited October 2013
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Somerset UK
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“Harternstein Museum”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

As it was the memorial weekend it was very busy. The underground displays were excellent and there was a parade of war time vehicles outside. Did feel that it had lost sight of what they were remembering as no one there to answer questions about anything.

Visited September 2013
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Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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“A must visit”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This really brings home the film 'A Bridge too Far' and shows how close to reality this was.
I particularly liked the personal views of those involved, from the Allied forces, the Germans forces and the poor wretched Dutch civilians caught up in it all.
We just happened to visit Arnhem during the anniversary commemorations which were moving to see the remaining veterans of the action as well as all the young Dutch and current Paras. When you read the accounts of those involved, you begin to understand those emotions.

One particular story stands out: As some tommies and civilians took refuge in a cellar, a German threw a grenade in, one solder protected a child thus saving her but died as a result. To this day, that family visit his grave each year with fresh flowers.

Try and make a trip during the anniversary period as we did, it is worth it. Be sure to read and listen to as many personal accounts as you can spare the time for, you wont regret it.

Visited September 2013
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USA
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“Small but very well done Museum”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

When walking up the steps of the Hartenstein hotel, now a museum, one has the first impression that "there's no way this place has that much info, it's too small." However, I was pleasantly surprised. The Museum is designed quite well and has more displays and information than I would have imagined. Additionally, the park surrounding the museum is very nice for a stroll. You can still see some of the foxholes and trenches - if you look carefully and know what you're looking for. For anyone with an interest in Operation Market Garden, I recommend starting here before setting off on any other trips through the area and battle sites. I picked up their "Liberation Route Europe" map in the gift shop for free and it has some recommended spots to visit along with quite a bit of history (even more if you download the audio that goes with it). Additionally, the Museum has free wi-fi.

Visited September 2013
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