General George C. Marshall Museum - Zwijndrecht - The Netherlands

Please note: THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED - the entire collection has been moved to the Nationaal Oorlogs- en Verzetsmuseum in Overloon!

Address: Noordweg 15A, Zwijndrecht (See map)
Telephone: +31 (0)78-6205880

Shop: shop present
Restaurant/refreshments: restaurant
Size of the museum/site: large
Year of visit: 2001

Overall rating:

Description: You can find the General George C. Marshall Museum on an industrial park in the village of Zwijndrecht. The origin of the museum lies in the personal collection of Mr. J. de Groot, but fortunately since 1997 it's open for the public. The emphasis of the collection is on transportation. It contains more than a hundred vehicles, mostly trucks, but also motorcycles, armoured vehicles, jeeps and a couple of tanks displayed over four halls (more than 10.000 square metres).

The museum in general is very orderly and the exhibits are placed in nice, authentic sceneries which creates some good photo-opportunities. All the vehicles are in working order, they only need some gasoline. Some of the top items are a 105mm Howitzer, a Dragon Wagon (Pacific Car & Foundry TR-1) loaded with a Sherman M4A3, a M3A2 Half-track and much, much more!

A nice feature is that you can climb on and sit in a couple of vehicles like a half-track and some trucks in a seperated part of one of the halls (mentioned for children but also fun for grown-ups).

It seems like the exhibition is never ending. A beautiful museum, you'll have to see! By the way, you might want to check out the Musée des Blindés in Saumur (France), the Bovington Tank Museum in Bovington (Great Britain) and the Panzer Museum in Munster (Germany), because they cover the same topic and are equally good.

U.S. cargo truck.

Sherman tank on a trailer, waiting to be transported.

Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Atypical 'jeep' in front of a heavy cargo truck.

American fork-lift truck.

Howitzer cannon.

Inside a Dodge T214-WC54 ambulance.

One of the large halls, displaying several vehicles and guns.

Engineer/repair shop mounted on a GMC-truck.

Scenery of the Atlantic Wall with a German 88 mm Flak cannon.