Canada-Poland WWII Museum

The Canada-Poland WWII Museum in Adegem (Flanders, Belgium) was opened on June 28th, 1995. This private museum managed by volunteers retraces the Battle of the Scheldt and the last stage of the liberation of Flanders. It aims to pay tribute to the Polish and Canadian troops who took part in the liberation. The museum’s exhibition presents several dioramas showing military action from WWII with uniforms, weapons stations, posters, equipment, and more. An original 20 minutes film about the Battle of the Scheldt is also featured.

In September 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders, the museum opened a new exhibition room entirely devoted to the 1st Polish Armoured Division and General Stanislaw Maczek. The new room is not filled with photos and texts, but rather with more than fifty life-size mannequins wearing authentic costumes worn by Polish soldiers during the war. It also features a series of realistic battlefields from authentic scenery of the liberated area of Aalter-Maldegem, war vehicles and boats, animations with real stories from 1944, and panoramas representing the Battle of the Scheldt Pocket and Leopold canal.

Opening hours:
From April to September: 10 AM – 6 PM
From October to March: 12 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Canada-Poland WWII Museum

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