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Address: 30 quai Crampon, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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Good exhibit. Bad service

Visited here many years ago. This is a little hokey but still a good overview of the Pont du hoc campaign. When we brought our kids to Normandy this was one of the new... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2015
Travel_guy_218
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Atlanta, GA
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Ojai, California
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great stuff but it is now closed indefinitely. Funding issues. Owned by ex-Mayor of Grandcamp who collected materials since D Day. Home of Normandy Ranger battalions-the 2d and 5th.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This place is brilliant, its untouched and massive complex. The story behind it is remarkable and only recently been uncovered. You need around 2 hours to walk around and look at the site along with discussing with the owner the history of the battery. I would go here first before pointe du huc. There is talk of uncovering the second... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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488 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This small museum tells the story of the training for the assault on the cliffs at La Pointe du Hoq. They trained on the cliffs of the Needles on the Isle of Wight which was the nearest match to the French cliffs they would have to climb.

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Bracknell
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86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

The woman on duty was exceptionally helpful and friendly, let our dog come in with us, and answered lots of questions from museum visitors and passers by too who were lost or looking for places/things. Superb. The museum was small but packed with information about the performance of the Rangers on D-day, bringing to life the experiences of the men... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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204 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Visited here many years ago. This is a little hokey but still a good overview of the Pont du hoc campaign. When we brought our kids to Normandy this was one of the new exhibits I really wanted them to see. We showed up about 20 minutes before closing time and the girl was very unpleasant and said it was... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

We learned a lot about the Rangers battle at Pointe du Hoc which is 2 miles down the beach. If your interested in the history behind Pointe du Hoc this is worth the stop. You have to read the boards set up to get the complete story. A lot written about Earl Rudder that led the troops, TAMU Whoop! Upstairs... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is mostly information boards with a few relics and mementoes also with a film about the Rangers. The info was very clearly laid out and gave a good overview of the rangers and their objective on D-Day. Worth a visit.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We visited this small seafront museum in the attractive town of Grandcamp-Maisy as part of our tour on Normandy beaches and landing grounds. The museum is small and is purely dedicated to the American Rangers, particularly the operation of the 2nd Ranger battalion at Pointe du Hoc a few kilometres away. The museum staff were friendly and helpful, they made... More 

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Tunbridge Wells
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is not, in truth, a great museum. The artefacts on display are sparse, and - ignoring their associations - rather commonplace. But the whole place is lifted by its close attention to one of the most fiercely-contested actions of the Normandy landings: the assault on, and subsequent defence of, the Pointe du Hoc by 2nd Battalion of the US... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

It was my second family tour to France this time we had booked a private tour for this trip. As a part of our package deal we came to visit this Museum. Our guide had spoken a lot about this place throughout the tour and we were very eager to visit it. The place is really small and decorated with... More 

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