The Arnhem War Museum

The Arnhem War Museum first opened its doors to the general public on the 27th of May 1994. What once started as a hobby has now taken shape in a unique museum, at both local and regional level. War museums are located in various places around the world that house collections that are focused on specific periods or specific events of that time.


In addition to a general overview, the Arnhem War Museum also gives an accurate picture of what happened in Arnhem and the surrounding area during the years of war. The purpose of this private museum is to keep the memory of this important episode in history alive and to preserve a unique collection for posterity.


The collection has partly been made possible by individuals who are in possession of unique materials. The museum regularly receives donations of such materials and objects from people who want their donation to be exhibited with love and care for a wide audience. These donations contribute to the survival of the museum and to increase the knowledge about the war years among young and old. We therefore ensure that the memory of the Second World War is safeguarded for the future and future generations and cherished forever. It often happens that people come to our museum or send an e-mail with photos of various materials from this period. Not only from the Netherlands, Germany or England but also from other countries involved in the Second World War.

Arnhems Oorlogsmuseum
Doumenten Nederlandse soldaat


New acquisition: FLAK

The Arnhem War Museum has recently added a FLAK (Flug Abwehr Kanone) to the collection.


This air defense weapon was a serious problem for the Allies. The weapon was famous and notorious for its accuracy. It was used by the Germans until the end of the war to stop the air strikes.


In the end that didn't succeed, but it may have prolonged the war despite the dominance of the Allies. This copy is from Aachen and was recently delivered to our museum.


A few parts are missing but it gives a good overview of a formidable weapon from the Second World War

New acquisition: Beechcraft

The restoration of the Beechcraft.


Last winter the Arnhem War Museum became the proud owner of a Beechcraft 18.


The restoration is finished.  The Beechcraft is an aircraft from the second world war that was used with different implemantations.



The Arnhem War Museum '40 -'45 has a circle of friends who have good relations with the museum and actually support the museum.
In addition to the income from entrance fees, the contributions of our donors are indispensable for the survival of the museum.
They enable the museum to develop additional activities and to realize thematic exhibitions.
If you want to become a friend / donor of our museum, you can download the registration form here and return it to us by post.


The museum has been classified by the tax authorities as a "public benefit organization". For more information about donations and the tax authorities, click here. For information about the ANBI (Public Benefit Institutions) click here. In both cases you go to an external link.


Your financial contribution enables you to visit the museum for free as often as you wish.



The museum regularly receives donations of materials and objects from people who would like their donations to be exhibited with love and care for a wide audience.
These donations contribute to the survival of the museum and to the increase of knowledge about the war years among young and old.
Donations of a financial nature are also a possibility that offers tax benefits.

Are you considering a donation? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help.

Donors and donations

Job offers

Beechcraft vliegtuig

Do you like history, are you particularly interested in the Second World War and are you looking for a friendly place to share your knowledge with like-minded people and transfer it to a wide audience, then this is your chance!

Arnhem War Museum is looking for:

  • Guides for guiding (foreign) visitors

  • General maintenance staff

  • Creative employees / compilers of dioramas and theme exhibitions

  • Employees for the maintenance of rolling stock (tanks, cars, motorbikes and bicycles)

  • Employees with experience in the field of video / DVD / sound for compiling and editing short films / videos and audio tapes from the Second World War


It concerns work on a voluntary basis where we can offer an interesting historical working environment and a pleasant working atmosphere. We expect enthusiastic efforts from motivated candidates and a willingness to delve further into the field.

Inform at Eef Peeters: 026 - 44 20 958