Welcome to the website of the General Maczek Museum. The museum is established in Breda, the Netherlands
This museum is dedicated to the brave men and women of the 1st Polish Armoured Division who, under command of general Stanislaw Maczek, liberated parts of our country from German occupation and oppression during 1944 and 1945. The Polish soldiers brought us freedom and nourishment and gave us the possibility to start the reconstruction of our country. On the other hand our liberators couldnt liberate their own Poland and they had to accept that their country remained oppressed for fifty years.
Relocation General Maczek Museum
As of January 10, 2015 the exhibition spaces of the General Maczek Museum are closed due to relocation. The exhibition spaces are closed, but behind the scenes there is still happening a lot. We continue to provide lectures on site upon request and the library of the General Maczek Museum moved temporarily to the City Archives of Breda. Meanwhile, we are working hard to relocate the museum in a new setting on a new location .
For questions and information, please contact us using the contact form on this website or by sending us a e-mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subsidy for building General Maczek Memorial
On July 9, 2018, delegations from the Province of Noord-Brabant and the vfonds visited the Polish Military Field of Honor at the Ettensebaan in Breda, the place where the construction of the Memorial is planned. They were received there by Mayor Depla and by board members of the Memorial and the General Maczek Museum. They did not come empty-handed and both made a subsidy of € 500,000 available for the realization of the Memorial. In combination with the amount of € 250,000 already offered by the Municipality of Breda, so much of the total investment amount of € 1,500,000 has now been secured that it is justified to take the next steps to actually proceed building the Memorial.
There will be a permanent exhibition of the Museum in the Memorial. Moreover, it becomes the home base from which the Museum will develop its activities.