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Europe, Germany, Berlin

The Allied Museum (German: AlliiertenMuseum) is a museum in Berlin. It documents the political history and the military commitments and roles of the Western Allies (US, France and Britain) in Germany – particularly Berlin – between 1945 and 1994. Some of the largest objects in the permanent collection include a British Handley Page Hastings transport plane, a railway carriage from a French military train, and the guard house from the famous border crossing point Checkpoint Charlie. The museum also organises special exhibitions on themes of modern-day relevance. The museum is located on the Clayallee in Dahlem, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, in the former American sector of postwar Berlin. It was previously the location of an American cinema, "Outpost", and a library. Entrance is free. The Allied Museum has the legal status of a non-profit association, whose members are the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Berlin, France, the UK, the USA, the Deutsches Historisches Museum, and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich. Since the closure of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in 2008, the Allied Museum has announced its interest in relocating to the old airport at some point.