- Maastrichterlaan 45, 6191 AB Beek, Pays-Bas
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With a daring and modern concept, the Eyewitness visitor becomes a first-hand witness of the Second World War in Europe. Original attributes and life-sized mannequins are used to depict various wartime scenes in thirteen dioramas. Eyewitness also displays a number of prized objects that have rarely – if ever – been seen by the general public!
With a daring and modern concept, we allow the Eyewitness visitor to become a first-hand witness of the Second World War in Europe. Original attributes and 150 life-sized mannequins are used to depict various wartime scenes in thirteen dioramas.
With a film that is sure to make a big impression, photos, iPad displays presenting background information, and sound effects, we aim to stimulate all the senses. The collection comprises a very extensive collection of purely original attributes and uniforms. Eyewitness also displays a number of prized objects that have rarely – if ever – been seen by the general public.
The war time of the German paratrooper August Segel, the fictional main character of the museum, is told through several dioramas. Visitors can learn about August’s experiences by reading letters which he sent home.
August was a soldier in the First Fallschirmjäger Regiment that later on was partly absorbed into the Hermann Göring Division. He enlisted in 1935. Throughout the war, he served on many fronts. He served during the invasion in the Netherlands in May 1940. Subsequently he was sent to Russia where he, against all odds, survived. He then also served in Normandy and Belgium. Finally, August spent the final days of the Second World War in Berlin with all the consequences that entailed…
In short: Eyewitness, a museum with a story to tell!
NOTE: 1 hour before closing time we don’t sell tickets anymore, because we want to make sure that every visitor can visit the museum properly.
The museum is not suitable for wheelchair users. Pets are not allowed.
Operation Market Garden was one of the largest Allied operations of the Second World War. It aimed to secure the bridges over the rivers Maas (Meuse), Waal and Rhine in the Netherlands in order to outflank the heavy German defences of the Siegfried Line and to insure a swift advance towards Berlin.