SOESTERBURG, The Netherlands, November 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday 11 December, His Majesty the King will open the National Military Museum at the former Soesterberg air base in the Netherlands.
The National Military Museum (NMM) is dedicated to showing the significance of the Netherlands armed forces to society in the past, present and future. There are numerous large objects such as tanks, aircraft, armoured vehicles and helicopters on display. The NMM takes visitors on a journey through the world of the armed forces and tells personal and gripping stories by soldiers, airmen and veterans. Six themed rooms demonstrate how the armed forces are interwoven with the world around us. The museum brings together the collections of the former Military Aviation Museum in Soesterberg and the Army Museum in Delft.
Building and Surroundings
The specially designed building has a floor area of 35,000 m2 and is 17 metres tall. The enormous roof is 110 x 250 metres in size. The NMM lies in Soesterberg Air Base Park, which has long been a very important place for Dutch military aviation. Surrounded by extensive grounds, the transparent building links the military heritage of the collection with the history of the surrounding area and landscape.
On Tuesday 2 December, the NMM will be holding a preview especially for the press. Guided tours and interviews will be given by a number of parties who have been involved in the creation of the NMM (National Military Museum, Heijmans, Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architecten, H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten and Kossmann.dejong). You can apply for the preview by emailing [email protected] .
The NMM will open its doors to the public in a festive opening weekend together with Soesterberg Air Base Park on 13 and 14 December. For more information, visit http://www.nmm.nl or follow us on Facebook.
SOURCE National Military Museum