The Liberation Museum in the province Zeeland in the village Nieuwdorp.
The former name of the museum "Infatuate" has been transformed into "Bevrijdingsmuseum Zeeland" (Liberation Museum) after a significant reconstruction. Infatuate was the code name of the one of the amphibious operations on the Isle of Walcheren.
The museum concentrates especially on the battle for the Sloedam and on the "Battle for the river Scheldt" in general. Next to that attention has been paid to the part played by the war volunteers of Zeeland that have been sent to the Dutch East Indies during the period 1945 – 1948.
The various periods of the Second World War have been exposed thematically. Both allied as well as German relics are available in large quantities. This makes the museum attractive to a wide range of public which contributes significantly to the attention the museum receives from German sides.
In 30 years time the collection of the Bevrijdings Museum Zeeland (liberation museum Z.) has been accumulated. An important part of this collection has been derived from elderly people that have moved house and rediscovered material from the Second World War during the clearing of their attics and barns. Another part of the collection has been donated by veterans and/or descendants who were impressed after their visit to the museum by its collection and successively wanted to contribute to it. A donation to the museum is an easy brainwave in such case.
On 25 October 2019 the renewed museum was opened by Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Prinses Margriet.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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- Text: Bevrijdingsmuseum Zeeland / Mia van den Berg
- Photos: Arjan Vrieze