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For Freedom Museum

Ramskapellestraat 91 - 93, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
+32 50 51 55 95
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We found this accidentally after taking a wrong, or should I say ‘right’ turn, off the motorway. 5... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cwhitley88
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Excellent and exciting museum.

Excellent and exciting museum.With new audio guide. Spent nearly 2 hours exploring this wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Janette P
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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About us The For Freedom Museum shows the bleak times of the Second World War in a dazzling, realistic way. No single inhabitant of the Zwin region and western Zeeland Flanders was spared hardship and repression between 1940 and 1944. This black period in our history forms the main theme of the museum. The collection The museum houses three impressive collections. Patrick Tierssoone and Freddy Jones, two old school friends with a passion for history, make available their unique collections of original vehicles and uniforms. The Belgian Aviation History Association (Bahaat), a recognised association of aviation archaeologists, is the third partner with an imposing exhibition of excavated aircraft remains.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Ramskapellestraat 91 - 93, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
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"friendly staff"
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"well worth a visit"
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"small building"
in 2 reviews
"leger battlefield tour"
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"wonderful place"
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"allied forces"
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"warm welcome"
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"audio guide"
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"across the street"
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"family run"
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"liberation"
in 8 reviews
"canadian"
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"weapons"
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"windmill"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this accidentally after taking a wrong, or should I say ‘right’ turn, off the motorway. 5 stars isn’t enough for this museum, it was absolutely fantastic. So much effort put into the displays, the audio guide, personal stories throughout, amazing donations of vehicles,...More

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Chris B, Guest Relations Manager at For Freedom Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and apreciation. Please tel it to all your familie, friends and relaties. Your comments help us a lot.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Excellent and exciting museum.With new audio guide. Spent nearly 2 hours exploring this wonderful museum. With uniforms , hardware and some stunning aircraft exhibits.So much to see. Lovely and friendly staff who spoke very good English. Great cafe also.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

A very interesting and exiting museum. Especially the staff is very friendly ! For small children it is a little bit scared ,but with the explanations of the parents, it is okay!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a few hours to spare on the way to Rotterdam for our ferry back to England so we called in to this WWII museum and we were very glad that we did! It is packed full of very interesting artefacts laid out in...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Set in a beautiful little town with a lovely windmill this little museum is great, the owners are eager to share the history of their collection and the Canadian liberation of the area. Well worth a visit if you are interested in WWII.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The owner makes the puppets himself which resembles the persons in the picture(s). Authentic items which were found by dig-ups or which are given by relatives (ex.: guns, uniforms, pieces of planes, tanks, ...). Good explanation about WWII in the Zwin area. Also They give...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We have visited this place on numerous occasions and find more of interest each time. Full of information and run by very friendly staff. Many thanks we will be back

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This small and hidden away museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history around WWII. It offers some amasing displays throughout the museum that brings you back to the 1940s in a way I have not previously experiensed. /Niklas

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Went here not expecting much but oh was I wrong .It's the best small museum I've ever been to.The staff are so friendly a lot of museums could learn from them this is the way to run one .fanstatic displays unusual exhibits great place.a nice...More

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

A interesting museum giving information of the not well known history of the liberation by mainly Canadians Polish and British troupes of this border and swamp area between Belgium and Holland. Very well documented with a lot of items both from the German and allied...More

Thank Daniel1702
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