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Musee Baron Gerard
History Museums, Art Museums
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Museum of the Battle of Normandy
History Museums, Military Museums, Monuments & Statues, Historic Sites
Memorial de Caen
History Museums, Military Museums
Museum of the Battle of Normandy
History Museums, Military Museums, Monuments & Statues, Historic Sites
Musee D-Day Omaha
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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) Ranville
#1 of 72 Museums in Calvados
I will only mention Pegasus but the entire north of Normandy is littered with museums, memorials and cemeteries from the D- day landings and breakout.
The museum excellently tells the story of a vital and daring episode in the events of D-Day with good visuals (including a film) and many interesting personal anecdotes and mementos as well as a range of arms, uni...
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Calvados Experience Pont-L'Eveque
#2 of 72 Museums in Calvados
It seemed like a great way to learn more about Calvados, and was a departure from the typical agenda of touring war monuments, towns, museums & churches.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux Bayeux
#3 of 72 Museums in Calvados
You can purchase tickets just for this exhibit, but recommended to purchase a combo entrance ticket which can include 2 or 3 museums (Museum of the Battle of Normandy and/or the Musee des Beaux Arts de Bayeux) as...
You can get a ticket which does all the three main museums in bayeux, we got a two centre ticket to cover this museum and the Battle of Normandy museum for, I recall, €12 pp - which is great value.
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Memorial de Caen Caen
#4 of 72 Museums in Calvados
I strongly recomend a visit if you're in the region, in my opinion Caen memorial and Overlord museum next to Omaha beach are the best museums to visit in the region.
One of the Best WWII museums!
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Juno Beach Centre Courseulles-sur-Mer
#5 of 72 Museums in Calvados
We visited all the beaches, and we found Juno and Utah to have the best museums and memorials.
Visited this location on a trip to visit several war museums on the northern coast of France.
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Longues Battery Longues-sur-Mer
#6 of 72 Museums in Calvados
In an area where the museums and attractions are of such a high quality, this 'real museum' is one of the most interesting to visit.
Very similar to Merville Battery in layout, but Merville has a very good museum.
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Musee Baron Gerard Bayeux
#7 of 72 Museums in Calvados
If you like art, art museums, or art history, then include this one and you'll find something interesting in there.
May buy a pass to see this museum as part of a combo of three museums.
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Musee de la Batterie de Merville Merville-Franceville-Plage
#8 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Have done many of the museums along the Normandy route during the past 25 years - having a French husband passionate about WW2 history means frequent visits however this trip to Merville was a first and was so muc...
It's a very good idea to turn each bunker into a mini-museum covering a particular aspect of the war, or the specific history of the bunkers.
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Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach Colleville-sur-Mer
#9 of 72 Museums in Calvados
One of the finest museums in its field thanks to its unique collection of ww2 vehicles both German and allied, its superb location at the heart of sector Omaha beach with the impressive American cemetery as well a...
While there are a lot of very nice museums along the Normandy coast, my favorite was the Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach.
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Museum of the Battle of Normandy Bayeux
#10 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Very good displays and well worth a visit here before going to the individual Normandy beaches and museums such as Omaha and Arromanches etc because it gives the full overview story of the 1944 Normandy campaign w...
There are many excellent museums and important sites to visit.
Musee D-Day Omaha Vierville-sur-Mer
#11 of 72 Museums in Calvados
We spent 9 days touring the Normandy D-Day museums and finding this one on our penultimate day was a real surprise.
This is a smaller museum that packs a trove of historical items in World War 2 - it could be easy to overlook the site, but the collection is vast, varied, and worth a trip.
Arromanches 360 Arromanches-les-Bains
#12 of 72 Museums in Calvados
We spend 4 days on the Normandy beaches and visited all the museums, sites, cemeteries.
The museum, located atop the cliffs overlooking the D-Day beaches, gives you an incredible view of the beaches and enables you to better understand the logistics involved.
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Musee du debarquement Arromanches-les-Bains
#13 of 72 Museums in Calvados
While the museum at Caen and other military museums do a great job with D-day overall, with its models, dioramas, films, and still photos, this museum does the best job at explaining how the Allies used artificial...
The Musee du Debarquement is one of the many wonderful museums of the D-Day events in the Normandy beaches area.
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Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique Ouistreham
#14 of 72 Museums in Calvados
From all museums and bunkers that I visited, this is one of the best ones - the bunker was the headquarters, so it has 4 levels, and the exhibition includes many original things used there.
It by far the best museum I have seen for depicting the life and equipment of the German soldiers and as such is fascinating and well worth a visit.
Hillman Site Colleville-Montgomery
#15 of 72 Museums in Calvados
The museum building has exhibits and information about the Sussex Regiment who succeeded in taking this communications centre from the Germans.
We arrived while the museum was closed for lunch break but even so were able to take the route and see bunkers and trenches.
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Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie) Caen
#16 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Whether you come from Caen itself, Normandy, other parts of France or abroad, you will find this museum a wonderful way to learn more about the fascinating history, civilization and various cultural aspects of Nor...
The museum captures the history of the 2nd World War and what led up to D Day in a comprehensive manner, yet personal.
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
#17 of 72 Museums in Calvados
We found this museum to be one of the best D-Day history museums of the many in the Normandy area that cover the D-Day times.
a must see if you like museums & war things truly emotional & aww inspireing there is a small charge but worth it
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Memorial des Civils dans la Guerre Falaise
#18 of 72 Museums in Calvados
It is very new, very modern and takes a twist on most museums dedicated to the battles or valour of the soldiers.
It is so enjoyable to visit museums that are done well and this one was an unexpected highlight of our trip.
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen Caen
#19 of 72 Museums in Calvados
awesome museum in caen
do not miss this museum whilst in Caen ! and only 3.50 Euro pp A fantastic museum which will absorb you and stay with you a very long time
Musee Eugene Boudin Honfleur
#20 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Great exposition...... to be young in the age of the impressionists.... great exhibits.... Hambourg/Monet/Morisot/Laval/Boudin...... plus lots of others.... Wonderful Museum.... ps pity you now have to pay 12 euro...
Excellent secret museum of France
Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie) Honfleur
#21 of 72 Museums in Calvados
You can buy an inexpensive Honfleur Museum Pass, and visit an assortment of museums here.
... have heard his music (in particular his 3 Gymnopedie piano compositions), and this gem of a tiny museum captures his life and music through installations, sound, light, music and truly surreal museum pieces.
Automates Avenue Falaise
#22 of 72 Museums in Calvados
What a beautiful museum, well worth a visit.
La Maison de la Baleine Luc-sur-Mer
#23 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Excellent museum
Tiny but fascinating little museum situated in the very pretty municipal gardens.
Caramels d'Isigny Isigny-sur-Mer
#24 of 72 Museums in Calvados
The website recommends visiting in the morning and I agree as I think they stop making caramels by noon and that's the highlight of the museum.
Musee du Vieux Honfleur Honfleur
#25 of 72 Museums in Calvados
We bought a ticket for four museums and this was one of them.
This many-roomed museum features rooms set out in historical detail with many fascinating exhibits.
Musee du Debarquement no. 4 Commando Ouistreham
#26 of 72 Museums in Calvados
... which made good use of the space it had would definitely recommend this museum to family's with relatives in the commandos or that generally landed on sword beach as it is one of very few museums on sword beach.
Small but excellent museum dedicated to the Army and Royal Marine Commandos, plus Allied Commandos (from Belgium, France and Holland eg) who landed on Sword Beach on D-Day and fought their way inland.
Musee de Courseulles Courseulles-sur-Mer
#27 of 72 Museums in Calvados
An excellent modern museum with several well displayed & informative zones dealing with what was happening in Canada in the 1930's moving through to why they joined the Allied forces in England & landed in France...
... who gave up their lives for a purpose, my just my emotion and tears reading the words on the head stone row on row...Canadians must visit Juno Beach Canadian WW II museum, you'll see, you'll hear, you'll feel...
Chemin de Fer Miniature a Clecy Clecy
#28 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Big Red One Assault Museum Colleville-sur-Mer
#29 of 72 Museums in Calvados
On a pilgrimage in Normandy we discovered this amazing little museum, with poignant artefacts collected by the enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable owner, who spent a great deal of time discussing the landing...
This small museum is a tribute to the 1st Infantry Division founded by one man.
Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944 Arromanches-les-Bains
#30 of 72 Museums in Calvados
Well worth a visit and refreshingly different from the many 'professionally' constructed museums in this area.
I admit, I was a bit apprehensive as it seems there are lot of small museums in the area which appear to be more interested in money from tourists rather than telling the story of the landings.