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The Battle of Arnhem

In the permanent presentation of the Airborne Museum you go through the Battle of Arnhem from day to day. From the airborne landings on the Ginkelse Heide to the evacuation across the Rhine to Driel. Dive into history! By means of impressive, authentic objects and audiovisual material, you discover in an interactive way what the military and civilians experienced in September 1944.

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The permanent presentation tells the story of the Battle of Arnhem by zooming in on the personal stories of soldiers and civilians in September 1944. The permanent presentation contains various masterpieces, such as the hunting horn of Lieutenant Colonel John Frost, the divisional banner of the 1st Airborne Division and the Bronze Lion of General Sosabowski. There are also many interviews to watch in which eyewitnesses of the battle themselves speak and tell you what it was like to experience the Battle of Arnhem.

The Battle of Arnhem is also viewed from a military-historical perspective. Get up close and personal with authentic British paratroopers and learn about strategic and tactical choices through maps and storytelling. Don’t miss the diorama of the 1st Airborne Division headquarters, with many personal authentic pieces such as Major General Roy Urquhart’s binoculars.

The Airborne Museum offers a free multilingual audio tour. With this interactive audio handset you can listen to 60 in-depth and personal stories in Dutch, English, Polish and German during your visit. We are very proud that Ad van Liempt, Boris Lange, Antony Beevor, Matthias Strohn and Iwona Maczka have recorded the audio tour!