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MM Park Museum France
With its 7,000 m2, one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to the Second World War. On the ground floor are two large exhibition halls with, in particular, vehicles, the leisure park and a restaurant. Upstairs are the weapons, uniforms and the room housing the Sussex 1944 collection. Near Strasbourg.
0388 59 25 43 MM Park Museum Website
Musée Mémoire 39-45 Calais
On May 26, 1940, after 3 days of intense fighting, the German army seized Calais, the occupation will not end until September 30, 1944 after the intervention of the Canadian army. The Memory Museum of Calais will make you relive through many period photographs, press clippings and objects of daily life the fate of the inhabitants during this painful period. Through 22 exhibition rooms, immerse yourself in the history of the Cité des Six Bourgeois and become a privileged witness of the events that marked this era and the local population.
0321 342157 Musée Mémoire 39-45 Calais Website
La Coupole is one of the most impressive remains of the Second World War. This bunker, built in 1943-1944, was intended to store, prepare and launch on London Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rocket, ancestor of the current rockets. La Coupole is also a 10K-3D Planetarium. Discover space like you’ve never seen it before, thanks to our globally unparalleled technology!
03 21 12 27 27 La Coupole Website
Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques History Park
1942 Hitler orders the construction of the first launch base for the V2 secret weapon at Eperlecques. This construction site of one hectare of concrete bombarded on August 27, 1943 was abandoned in 1944. Today this historical park (deportation wagon, V1&V2 ramp, guns and military equipment, etc.) allows a fun and instructive visit with sound in 9 languages.
0321 88 44 22 Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques Web Site
Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie Todt
Step into the heart of history by discovering the life of German soldiers in one of the 3rd Reich's biggest constructions. You will find reconstructions, with thousand of objects from 1939-1945 on display in more than 10 rooms. Outside, you will find a German piece unique in Europe: a K5 railway gun.
09 66 91 97 33 Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie Todt Website
D-Day Collins Museum
The D-Day Collins Museum is located in the Chateau of Franquetot. This was the command post of General Collins' 7th US Army Corps in July 1944 from where he prepared Operation Cobra with Generals Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton. We also offer Bed and Breakfast as the perfect base for your Normandy tour.
0233 208836 Phillipe Tanne Website
D-Day Museum Utah Beach
Situated on Utah Beach, this museum tells the story of the American Utah Beach landings that were so vital to D Day and the link up with the US airborne troops through a chronological tour, immerse yourself in the history of the D-Day landings and discover a collection rich in objects, vehicles, equipment and testimonies. See an authentic B26 bomber, an exceptional aircraft of which there are only a few left in the world, and relive the epic of the American soldiers through the film Victory Beach.
02 33 71 53 35 Musee Du Debarquement Utah Beach Website
Le Grand Bunker Musée Du Mur De L'atlantique
The Grand Bunker at Ouistreham is a truly unique museum - set on 5 floors of this important bunker that saw history made on D Day. Completely restored, it features engine rooms, filter rooms flanking casemates, chamber, infirmary, armory, radio transmission room and observation post. Plus a room dedicated to the 2 million slave labourers who were forced to work on Hitler's Atlantic Wall.
02 31 972869 The Grand Bunker Museum Website
Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Located close to the famous "Omaha Beach", on the D514 facing the roundabout that provides access to the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer. Overlord Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landing until the liberation of Paris. Personal items from individual soldiers and armoured fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy are in a series of dioramas showing over 35 vehicles, tanks and guns.
0033 (0)231 220055 Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach Website
Since June 2019, D-Day Experience offers the possibility to enter a new dimension: discover our 3D movie theater and relive the events of June 6, 1944 through a 36-minute long documentary dedicated to the invasion, which focuses on the decisive battle for Carentan in its second part.
0033 (0) 233 23 6195 D-Day Experience Website
Mémorial Pégasus Museum
The Mémorial Pégasus is dedicated to 6th British Airborne Division which landed on the eastern flank of the D-Day Beaches on 6th June 1944. Thousands of artefacts are presented, many donated to the museum by Veterans and their families. On display in the park of the museum, along with a full size copy of a Horsa Glider, is the original Pegasus Bridge, liberated by the airborne forces on D-Day.
0033 (0)231 78 19 44 Mémorial Pégasus Website
Normandy Victory Museum
Normandy Victory Museum recently opened its doors. This highly innovative museum is situated near Carentan and Utah Beach and is an essential part of your Normandy D Day visit.
0233 717494 Normandy Victory Museum Web Site
Cobra - US 90th Division Battle Museum
One of Normandy's best kept secrets! A wonderful museum focused on the liberation of the Periers sector of Normandy, showing of the battle of the road to the hospital, the last German line of defence held by the 2nd SS Pz Division, the most terrible fights of all the war for the men of the 359th Rgt of the 90 Infantry Division.
0607 478332 Cobra - US 90th Division Battle Museum Website
Musee 44 La Percee Du Bocage
Normandy's best kept secret. This wonderful and unique museum at Saint Martin Des Besaces tells the story of Operation Bluecoat and in particular the bloody fighting around the village which led to the British 11th Armoured breakthrough across the "Bridge of Bulls".
0033(0)2 31 67 52 78 Musee 44 La Percee Du Bocage Website