Our special exhibition showcases that event by means of unique or
rarely seen footage from our own archives.
A large street plan minutely displays the advance of the Canadian forces.
A lot of attention is paid to everyday life during the German occupation,
the persecution of the Jews, local resistance movements, and more.
And of course the relief felt throughout Almelo after the German troops had
been driven away. The focus is on the individual story, the personal tragedies, and objects of the period.
Come and have a look at our WW2 gallery, from March 22, 2020
In the old days the harbour dominated our city centre. It was filled in over fifty years ago. But now the harbour has been restored which inspired us to present a small exhibition of old harbour scenes in our entrance hall. Painters who were born and raised in Almelo, such as Van der Aa, Spannenburg and Leeuwen, portrayed "their" harbour,. But artists from the west also found inspiration here; for example, a powerful impression can be seen by Van Hoytema, who was from The Hague, and Amsterdam-born Kranenburg contributes an oil painting in his characteristic fluid style.
Unique images have emerged in our museum that show what the liberation in Almelo meant. We delved into our archive and came across surprising images that not many people may have seen before.
Come and see those unique images of the liberation of Almelo, along with many WW2 objects, stories, reminiscences and background information.
We have an attractive archive with photos from the past, now free to view by logging in to our server. You see them in low resolution, but you can always request an original at very low costs. Contact us.
We have a permanent exhibition within our museum about the textile past of Almelo, Bendien, van Heek Scholco, but also about utensils, important Almeloers, Ten Cate, etc.
Take a look inside this museum, you will be surprised about the quality of the objects and furnishings.
Small but nice.
Try our attractive touchscreen. It displays everything worthwhile regarding Almelo and surroundings, on both old and current maps, especially the many heritage sites in our old city.
To the map