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Secondary Schools

Educational programmes

The Airborne Museum offers various educational projects for the secondary education for various years and levels.

These programmes are based both on collaboration and on independent historical research.

Classes are welcomed in the educational room with an interactive introduction; the programme also ends in this room. After that, the Airborne War Cemetery can be visited, with a guide if so desired.










The Briefcases full of Stories educational programme was developed for children in the last two or three years of primary school (from 10 years old) and the first year of secondary school.

For who: the first year of VMBO (preparatory vocational education), HAVO (general secondary education) and VWO (grammar) schools
Work: independent; joint introduction and conclusion
Duration: 90 minutes (excluding the visit to the Airborne Experience)
Price:  €5 per pupil (minimum of €100.00 per group)
Max. number of pupils: 35 per group

The visit to the museum
The pupils and their escorts are welcomed to the Airborne Museum by a volunteer of the Educational Service. Together, they watch the introductory film in the educational room. Then the briefcase project is explained, after which the pupils investigate the museum in pairs. Each pair is given a briefcase containing a variety of clues related to the unique story of an eyewitness to the Battle of Arnhem. They learn, in a playful and challenging way, the story of some children who were between 8 and 16 years old at the time of the Battle of Arnhem and of some German and English soldiers. There are eleven different briefcases (additional briefcases are available for larger groups). After 45-50 minutes, the pupils return to the educational room, where the adventures with the briefcases are briefly discussed.

Finally, the pupils and their escorts visit the Airborne Experience. The pupils can look back on an exciting museum visit that lasted approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.


This educational programme encourages pupils to actively and independently conduct source research inside the museum. Based on an historical review and a storyboard, they find out more about the Battle of Arnhem and the personal stories behind it, using original sources in the form of objects, photographs, documents and interviews with eyewitnesses.

For who: 3rd and 4th year HAVO (NL/EN bilingual general secondary education) and VWO (NL/EN bilingual grammar) schools, and exchange groups
Work: assignments in the museum; joint introduction and conclusion
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: €5 per pupil (minimum of €100.00 per group)
Max. number of pupils: 35 per group


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The allied soldiers who died during and after the Battle of Arnhem are buried in the Airborne War Cemetery, which was designed according to the rules of the British Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Many stories are tied to this extraordinary place, and it provides an insight into the battle’s impact in a very forceful way.

For who: the first few years of VMBO (preparatory vocational education), HAVO (general secondary education) and VWO (grammar) schools
Work: independent visit (with assignments) to or a tour of the Airborne War Cemetery in Oosterbeek; pupils are given assignments
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Price: € 15 per group
Max. number of pupils: no maximum/20 pupils per guide.

An independent visit is possible. It is also possible to visit the cemetery with a guide (a staff member of the Airborne Museum) after an educational programme in the museum.



If you have any questions or if you want to make a reservation, please contact us via or by phone +31 26 333 7710.