Liberation Garden

Liberation Garden

WW II museum in Leopoldsburg

In a region where some 100,000 fallen from more than a dozen nations have their final resting places, Liberation Garden lets you experience the Second World War in a unique way.

Liberation Garden lets you experience the Second World War in a unique way. Did you know that tens of thousands of German soldiers exercised at the Beverlo Camp while thousands of political prisoners were locked up at the same time? Did you know that between the canals around Leopoldsburg, the Allied liberation threatened to get stuck? That this is why Market Garden, one of the most daring operations of World War II, was launched from here? And did you know that from this region, flying daredevils also killed Nazi Germany?

Fly a Spitfire across the Siegfried Line and into the heart of Nazi Germany. And don’t forget to touch the outstretched hands of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

It will literally make them come alive with their moving stories.
In touch with history!

Practical information



Koningin Louisa-Marialaan 2
3970 Leopoldsburg (Belgium)

tel.: +32(0)-11 29.38.00 (during office hours)

Opening times

Our museum is open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Closed on Mondays (except on public holidays).

Our pop-up bar liBARation and terrace will be open from 10 am to 6 pm in our beautiful museum garden, weather permitting.


How to get there + parking

Leopoldsburg is easy to reach by train, bicyle, bus and car.
The railway station of Leopoldsburg is only a 10-minute walk from Liberation Garden.

By bicycle: there is a roofed bicycle shed at the site entrance.

By car: there is plenty of parking available in the vicinity of Liberation Garden. The most convenient parking spots are on ‘Koningin Louisa-Marialaan’ and ‘Merkemlaan’. Parking directly in front of the museum is reserved for visitors with disabilities.

Bus & coach services : there is a ‘kiss and ride’ zone in front of the entrance.



Our museum shop is the last stop during your visit to Liberation Garden.
You will find a wide range of high-quality, original and sustainable merchandise, from books on World War II to clothing by local designers. You can also discover delicious regional specialities and an exclusive Splendid microbier sold only in our shop.

gift voucher

You canorder a gift voucheronline.



Adults € 15,00
Children < 6 years Free
Children 6 – 18 years € 6,00
Groups (>10 persons or more) € 10,00
Students and visitors with disabilities € 8,00
School groups from outside Leopoldsburg € 4,00
Teacher’s card € 7,50
museum pass Free
Senior citizens (65+) € 12,00
Residents from Leopoldsburg* € 6,00
Residents from Leopoldsburg (6 – 18 years)* € 3,00
* Only with ‘Vriendenpas’ until 31/12/2023

Guided tours and walks

With a group

Planning to visit Liberation Garden with a group of 10 or more people? Contact our team to book your visit with a group discount. ( If you want a guided tour, our team will be happy to arrange a tailor-made visit.

A guided tour has to booked at least 14 days before visiting.

School visits

Wil je met de klas of school een bezoek brengen aan Liberation Garden? Our team will be happy to arrange a tailor-made visit. Mail us or call us 0032 (0)11 29 38 00.

A guided schooltour has to booked at least 14 days before visiting.



Ticket information

Book your visit

Prebook your tickets. . This way you avoid queues, big crowds or worse, a sold out time slot.

Are you a resident of Leopoldsburg?

Residents of Leopoldsburg will pay €6.00 per adult and €3.00 per child (6 – 18 years old) until the end of 2023. To enjoy this rate, you do need a Vriendenpas, which you can pick up free of charge at the cultural centre’s counter (Kastanjedreef 1, 3970 Leopoldsburg). Thanks to this Vriendenpas, you can also book tickets and attend workshops at the CC at a reduced price.


Individual tickets

Coming alone, with friends or family?



Guided tours and walks

Would you like a guided tour or a group visit? Our team will put together a customized guided visit for you.

Call or contact us via A guided schooltour has to booked at least 14 days before visiting.

Liberation Pass

This pass costs € 35 and allows one year of admission to our museum during opening hours.



Would you like to visit Liberation Garden with your class or school? Our team will be happy to put together a guided visit for you. Reservations can be made by phone or via A guided schooltour has to booked at least 14 days before visiting.


What is liberation garden?

September 1944. The Second World War is entering its final stage. In the face of heavy German resistance, the liberation of Western Europe unexpectedly bogs down between the canals around Leopoldsburg.

Field Marshal Montgomery devises a bold plan to end the war before Christmas and bring the Nazi regime to its knees. Exhausted from four years of brutal occupation and fierce fighting, the civilian population yearns to be freed. Will the tide finally turn?

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Liberation Garden literally and figuratively puts you ‘in touch with history’!

Liberation Garden brings history close enough to touch. The museum focuses on ordinary people and their personal stories of living through extraordinary circumstances. You’ll step into the shoes of occupying troops, resistance fighters and liberators, run for cover during a bombardment and sit in on a renowned general’s briefing. To top it off, you can fly aboard a genuine Spitfire in our thrilling virtual reality experience. For children, there’s an adventurous mission packed with exciting assignments. And you’ll meet historical individuals who share their personal stories with you when you touch their hands.

An exciting and educational museum for the whole family

Not a traditional military museum

A museum where you discover new things about WWII

More than just a museum.

An important place, where the memory of WWII is transmitted to new generations.

A community that breathes history


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Support US

Become a friend of Liberation Garden

Support our museum, buy a Liberation pass!

A Liberation Pass costs € 35 per year and gives you unlimited visits to the museum during opening hours and free entry to all our museum events.

Make a donation

You can also support us by making an individual or corporate donation or by leaving a gift to the museum in your will. For more information, please contact

Contact us

Liberation Garden

Koningin Louisa-Marialaan 2
3970 Leopoldsburg,

Tel.: +32 (0)11 – 29.38.00 (during office hours)