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Address: 9 boulevard Fabian Ware | Web site aint working., 14400, Bayeux, France
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Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum...

Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles which took place in Normandy after the D-Day landings, between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The collections of military equipment, the diorama and the archival films allow the visitor to grasp the enormous effort made during this decisive battle in order to restore peace in Europe.

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The best overview of Overlord

Along the D-Day beaches each village and each regiment seems to have its own museum. This is fascinating if one has deep knowledge of the Normandy landings and no limit to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Along the D-Day beaches each village and each regiment seems to have its own museum. This is fascinating if one has deep knowledge of the Normandy landings and no limit to the time one can spend in the area. If not, this fine museum gives an excellent month-by-month overview of the entire Allied campaign in the area, and doesn't shy... More 

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I visited several museums in the area, and this was by far the best. It has lots of information pitched at different levels (children and adults) as well as a bit of the German perspective. Plenty of exhibits as well as written information, and everything is buggy/wheelchair accessible.

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BIRMINGHAM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

One of the best museums along the coast of Normandy. Excellent exhibits on the Mulberry floating bridges, the landing beaches, photographs, equipment used, etc. Located in the heart of town with many souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, etc nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very good details about the battle of Normandy - quite detailed ,Need to allow at least 2 hours to see everything and watch the movie

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We initially did not plan to stop but are very glad we did. The museum offered a very comprehensive look at the lead up to, through and after the d-day invasions from all perspectives. We learned a great deal from the excellent displays and visuals. Was nice to have the French resistance impact included as I previously did not know... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

If one wants to get an idea of the scale of operations of Operation Overlord, this is the place to be. It houses a large no of war vehicles, other ammunitions from that period, maps, artifacts and historical snippets. Must visit for all world war 2 history enthusiasts.

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Very well done. Lots to look at in 3 separate buildings. Cute little gift shop. Entrance fee included when you take the Band of Brothers Tour with Overlord Tours. Could easily spend 2 hours in the museums + an hour to walk around the town square where the Paratrooper landed on the church steeple. Lots of places to eat or... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Good museum situated opposite the British World War 2 Cemetery. Lots of exhibits outlining the key personnel and action of the Battle of Normandy including a film of the Normandy campaign.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We opted to go to this museum which is one of many in the area. What we liked is the scale is doable and provided many of the main points from all perspectives. It was well balanced and provided a true appreciation for the experience. I would say for die hard WW2 historians or buffs it may not be big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

A fitting reminder of recent history. Visit everything if you can. Look at the photographs all around. Take time to see the movie and it will inform you. You might want to revisit some displays later now you have more knowledge.

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