The museum workshop
Our museum has a large, fully equipped workshop. One part houses the garage, where vehicles and other war time equipment is restored and maintained. The other part contains the carpentering workshop which enables us to create most of the scenery, displays and dioramas in-house. The building is part of the former mobilization compound that houses our museum. All restoration activities are carried out by volunteers with a profound experience in their field of expertise, such as car mechanics, carpentering, paintwork, and vehicle restoration.
Over the years these volunteers have worked on most of the war time items on display at the moment. To name but a few: the magnificent German 88 mm gun (Airborne hall), the impressive RAF mobile crane (Aircraft hall), the half-track (Market Garden hall), the Zündapp motorcycle with sidecar (Jan Driessen hall), the unique French listening device (Air war hall) and last but not least the two huge American guns situated outside on the museum grounds. The carpentering workshop reconstructed the V1 launch ramp (Air war hall), created much of the diorama setups and also made the wooden benches to let you rest your legs for a while, found throughout the museum halls.