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Musee de la Resistance Et de la Deportation

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Musee de la Resistance Et de la Deportation

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MrsH104 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom59 contributions53 helpful votes
We had a stopover in Forges-les-Eaux on our way back from holiday. Given the good traffic we arrived earlier than expected, so were looking round for something to do before dinner. Helpfully, the museum was open until 6pm. (Other reviews suggest opening times can vary, so best to check.) This is a small, locally-run museum; there are no audio guides and they accept only cash payments. The staff were very friendly, and their faltering English was rather better than my basic French! Most exhibits had descriptions in English as well as French. The museum is divided into two sections. Downstairs, the museum focuses on the way in which WW2 affected the local area. Upstairs, the focus is on the role of the French Resistance - again, based very much in the Forges-les-Eaux area. We left with a profound sense of the reality of living through WW2 in a way that many larger places fail to convey. The scale of hardship, sacrifice and loss was palpable. Do visit if you’re in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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John M wrote a review Mar. 2018
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom165 contributions36 helpful votes
Stayed in Forges les Eaux to break a journey, one reason for choosing the town was to visit the museum. Not very large, but still needs an hour or so to visit. Check for opening times, usually the afternoons.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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CISACheltenham wrote a review Oct. 2017
Cheltenham30 contributions13 helpful votes
On two floors the ground floor of the museum has life size dummies dressed in all the Allied and Nazi uniforms together with weaponry. Details of Allied aircraft local crashes and what happened to those who survived - POW or Resistance recovery etc. Includes parts of the aircraft. It the ages of the Bomber Command crews - 18-20 on average and usually the pilot was the oldest at 21/22. Up stairs it covers Resistance activities, the material dropped to support them and items of Concentration camp uniform etc of those who survived that experience.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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bazatpond wrote a review Jul. 2017
Derbyshire201 contributions63 helpful votes
This privately owned, I think, museum is well worth a visit. Lifelike models and many artifacts including a particularly poignant crashed spitfire engine are there, spread over 2 floors. A lot of what you'd expect and some you wouldn't. Check on opening times as they are not like British museums and open and close at odd hours
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Date of experience: June 2017
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fudge186342 wrote a review Jul. 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom62 contributions23 helpful votes
We were made very welcome at this museum where we were very moved and well informed by the diplays.Allow 1-2 hours for your visit but do check for opening times, and days , before going
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Date of experience: June 2017
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