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National Liberation Museum 1944-1945, Groesbeek Holland


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For my study 'Cultural Heritage' I visit many museums.

In November 2012, I visited the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945.

It's located in Groesbeek, near Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

 

This museum is dedicated to the liberators, who fought for the freedom of the Dutch people.

I am very thankful they jumped in our country, to liberate us from the Germans.

 

Here is some information, and some (US related) pictures I took.

 

National Liberation Museum 1944-1945

Wylerbaan 4

6561 KR Groesbeek (Near Nijmegen)

E-mail: info@bevrijdingsmuseum.nl

Telephone: 31 024-3974404

http://www.bevrijdingsmuseum.nl/

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Here is the first photo, a m43 para ready for the jump.

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A para with a m42 jumpsuit, and a Eureka Beacon.

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Next, the gear of an US airborne trooper, who jumped here.

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This are two uniforms, donated to the museum.

The m42 uniform, including gear and helmet, was donated by General Gavin!

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Last US uniforms: dress uniforms from a paratrooper and a pilot

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Last but not least: a diorama of the Waal crossing during Market Garden

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There's a lot more to see in this museum.

Those pictures represent just a small part of the collection.

 

I asked if everything was original.

They said everything comes from World War 2, but the most items were never used during the war (found in depots etc).

The museum has also a big depot, with over 25 000 objects, including very rare items.

However, the museum doesn't have money to show those objects (they should be placed in displays where you can regulate the temperature, light etc)

 

It's worth visiting, because it's also the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated to the liberation

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Thanks for sharing those Impressive and great looking Photos

taken there from the Museum in Groesbeek Very Nice ;)

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IN MEMORY OF IRISH/AMERICANS FROM MY COUNTY.
Cpl: Patrick Gallagher, 3rd U.S.M.C Div K.I.A 30/03/1967 Navy Cross
Sgt: Patrick Nevin, B.Co. 1st Bn, 12th Cav, 1st CAVALRY Div K.I.A 23/02/1966

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Did I not recently see mention that the Dutch army and air force museums are CLOSING, in order to consolidate at a new facility?

 

Does this affect the Groesbeek museum?

 

(I expect to visit the Netherlands in May-June, so would like to be sure of my objectives!)

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Not the Dutch Army and air force museum, but Groesbeek Museum, Airborne Museum Hartenstein and Liberty Park Overloon.

They want to have one national museum in the Netherlands, in Nijmegen.

According to their plans, the museum should be established in 2014.

 

Those museum won't close.

They will bring great parts of their collection into one museum.

When this new museum is realised, there will be battlefieldtours from this museum to the other museums, and historical places.

 

What kind of objectives do you have for your visit?

Perhaps I can help you

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  • 5 months later...

NOticed the rebuilding of the collection at the Airborne Museum Hartenstein, looks great with the walk-in glider there and the new system. Was there for several times witht the old displays - and it was great!

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