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“Small WWII museum packed with history”
Review of Museum 1940-1945

Museum 1940-1945
Ranked #12 of 50 things to do in Dordrecht
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed May 30, 2014

The charm - if there can be charm to war - of this museum is that the collections are so wide and varied. From local ration cards to flags to soldier diaries, uniforms, arms and mess kits, there is a surprise on each shelf and display case from the daily lives of those that fought in and suffered through WWII. Most of the items seem to have been donated by locals or those with ties to the area. We were lucky enough to have a museum volunteer walk with us through the rooms to tell us (in English) the stories behind many of the objects on display. It was a bit like visiting an old attic, chock full of fascinating items at each turn.

If you have any interest in WWII, military history, or want to learn how local citizens survived through the war years, I highly recommend seeking out this small museum. It can be a little hard to find - just a small sign hanging in front.

While we spent about an hour here, we were never bored. A real WWII history buff could probably linger at least another hour - there is SO much to see packed into one small building.

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