Armamentarium, Delft

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    Armamentarium, or simply: the army museum

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    History of this huge block started in 1601, when war against Spanish rule was tearing the Lowlands apart. The provinces of Holland needed arsenals and weapons storage buildings and the important town of Delft should certainly get one. It even got the central position within the storage of weapons throughout the new and still rebelious Republic. After the independance was won, the building was expanding with guards houses and a smith's workshop. In these days the function is different, yet holds some similarities. The weapons are still there, though now shown to the visitors of the "Legermuseum" (Army Museum). It has a exposition of ancient weapons and military costumes as well as roulating expositions of various actual items.

    The old arsenal still holds weapons from all times

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    by OlafS Updated Mar 9, 2004

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    The Armamentarium or armoury was built between 1601 and 1602 as a major storage facility for weapons, ammunition and all other sort of military equipment. It has been enlarged and altered several times since. After the last restoration in 1981-1989 it has housed the national military museum. Inside is a big collection of weapons, from old swords to modern tanks.

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    Jul 13, 2013 at 5:42 AM


    Het legermuseum is uit de stad vertrokken! Het ruim 11.000 vierkante meter, 17e eeuwse Armamentarium en Rijksmonument blijft leeg achter. De verwachting is niet dat een ander museum het pand gaat betrekken. Het pand vraagt naar een gezonde functiemix van maatschappelijke en commerciële functies. Een combinatie tussen publieke en private functies sluiten aan bij de behoefte in Delft! Smoes Ontwerpen // architectuur & stadsontwerpen heeft een ontwerpvoorstel voor dit complex gemaakt! Zie publicatie op

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