Het Airborne Museum Hartenstein is een museum in Arnhem, Nederland, gewijd aan de geschiedenis van de troepen in de lucht tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Het museum bevindt zich in het voormalige hoofdkantoor van de 1e Airborne Division, het toneel van de Slag om Arnhem in 1944. Het museum vertelt het verhaal van de luchttochten uit hun creatie in 1940, door hun training en operaties tijdens de oorlog, naar hun huidige rol in vredeshandhaving over de hele wereld.
Het museum is verdeeld in drie hoofdsecties. Het eerste deel omvat de geschiedenis van de luchttochten in de lucht van hun oprichting in 1940 tot hun training en operaties tijdens de oorlog. Het tweede deel is gewijd aan de Slag om Arnhem, die de grootste operatie in de lucht was van de oorlog. Het derde deel omvat de huidige rol van de luchttochten in de lucht in vredesoperaties over de hele wereld.
Het museum heeft een verzameling van meer dan 30.000 artefacten, waaronder wapens, apparatuur en persoonlijke spullen van soldaten in de lucht. Het museum heeft ook een bibliotheek en archieven met een verzameling van meer dan 50.000 documenten en foto's.
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Bottom floor the experience was good fun. My only gripe being I booked for 3 and arrived at 2 as it was not at all busy I asked if I could go round early but was persuaded not too by the staff at reception. I don't think they fully understood me as they were perplexed when I turned up an hour later maybe I should of shouted a bit louder, anyway not bad.
A very informative and well presented museum that explained the events surrounding Operation Market Garden with clarity and detail.
Small but very complete museum. The story of the Market Garden operation is nicely told. The "Airborne Experience" was a nice touch after seeing the upper floors. After viaiting the museum you can follow "De Perimeter" path, which takes you through the different WWII landmarks around the area.
For anyone interested in WW II, and in particular in the battle for Arnhem, this is a must! Beautifully set up museum with the "piece the resistance" in the cellar. Wait time 1 hr+ Reservation recommended Yes … More
Well presented exhibits; good factual/compassionate balance; great use of multi-media resources.
For anyone with an interest in ww2 history then this is an excellent place to visit to learn about the Arnham bridge exercise aka "a bridge too far".There is plenty to see and with an interactive device you soon learn all the history of the area.Outside there is a dining area offering simple snacks and drinks.As well as dutch, english is also spoken.
The basement exhibition is brilliant. Lots over cool exhibits and artifacts whilst delivering an emotionally powerful message.
In 2004 when I participated in the 4-daagse march in Nijmegen for the first time, my commander said, that any walker on the team, who had not seen this museum, should go. We did and the learned. Ever since I have taken all first time walkers on our team to visit this museum. It is very breathtaking to see how the young walkers change attitude from entering the museum to exiting. They realize suddenly what we owe these soldiers who fought for our freedom. It is a very interesting museum giving a broad introduction to a terrible war and especially the basement is breath taking.
Well displayed and explained pieces by text as well as audiowise. Movie shows Operation Market Garden in a clear way, seeing what took place where and when. The basement is really well done to in a safe way give a glimps of walking around in different settings of the war. In the city center of Arnhem you could add the Airborn at the bridge Kiosk next to the John Frost bridge. They have a nice setup with TV screens (good audio) and pictures of the area after the bombing and which few building had some remains still standing. Nice and engaging employees who are willing to show and tell! The airborne museum is 100% worth visiting, for the Heroes of our liberation as well as the quality of the museum and its surroundings. ~ Lest we forget...!
Great museum with exhibits that bring the battle and struggle alive.
Took my son to the museum today and was not expecting much.I have to say,this is probably one of the best museums we have visited.The museum is not piled with relics,time and effort has been put into the exhibitions to make sure the story is engaging for all.Some museums use locations as an attraction and don't bother with the content.Not this one.A brilliant museum
A well presented museum that tells the story of a brave but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to shorten the war. Helpful friendly staff. Also suggest a visit to the nearby CWGC cemetery
Excellent - definitely recommend.A blend of visual & audio experiences which immerse you in the battle from broad viewpoints
A well curated collection, dedicated to the history of the British 1st Airborne Division, during operation Market Garden. The "Airborne Experience" exhibition on the basement allows the visitor to catch a glimpse of what these great men went through.
Don't miss the Airborne Experience on the lowest underground level. You don't learn anything there but the story sort of comes alive.
Very impressive museum about operation Market Garden with a lot of personal stories from the People who participated in it. The museum building was the allied headquarters in those days. The experiance is an absolute must. You board a glider and when it has "landed" you are in the Middleton of the battle.
A very worthwhile museum. I learned a great deal about Operation Market Garden.
World War II history lesson. Make sure you put it on your list is you have an interest in history!
The museum had a complete refab, it looks magnificent. A lot of attention to detail to put it into its old style.
I’ve been here a couple of times and now it’s under renovation to become much better. I enjoy the walk around the ground, especially after the museum tour as you get more understanding of the different positions the allied had compared to the axis. And also it’s very lovely scenery during both autumn and summer. Double check that it’s open on their homepage before you book a trip here.
So informative and really well presented in about 4 languages. The airborne experience was very atmospheric. Inexpensive souvenir shop
Fantastic museum that really pulls you in and gives you a feeling of being there (albeit in a far safer environment). The information is in Dutch, German, Polish and English. There's a cafe serving the usual sandwiches, tea and coffee. A huge emphasis has been placed on reenactment and putting you there during the campaign, as a paratrooper and as a Dutch resistance fighter. A must visit.
This used to be a luxurious hotel which interiors can be seen on old BW photes. It was an HQ of British paratroopers who tried to secure eight bridged during the operation Market Garden in September 1944.
An amazing place full of wonderful information available in different forms such as audio, video, memorabilia and the best of all was the basement where they have a walk through experience of the war torn streets with mood lighting and visual/audio effects. Well worth a visit!
As always, an awesome museum and a fantastic place to learn and reflect. Knowledgeable group guides and a great little shop.
Ive been here a few times but always learn more everytime i return. From the medal displays to uniforms and weapon collections its very very good. Great to see the original building being used to remember the men who died here. The gift shop has a great selection of items and the cafe is worth a stop on ots own. The apple tart is amazing.
A thought provoking experience. You need at least two hours to get the most out of the visit. Accounts from all sides explored from the German veterans, the Allied forces, the Resistance (which was very interesting) to the inhabitant who lived in the town. Make sure you make the time to visit the War Cemetery.
Very nice place to visit and spend you time if you love to know the history and past events of the city and country... I liked the concept of total museum and don't want to spoil ur surprise here... Surrounding place is also very nicely maintain with a touch of wildlife and nature which is rarely seen in middle of a city... A must visit for those who would love to know the historic background of Arnhem city.
I turned up with only 30 min left before closing so head to trace through. But it was a really moving place. I will go back. When I left I rode down to the Frost bridge. There is also a museum there. Next time.
Fantastic! It's quite a few years since visiting this wonderful historic place. My father was in Para 2 and we visited every September for years. It is bigger and better, excellent!