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Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)

Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 30 47 60
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Such a fantastic place, such great art selection. how can anyone say that they did not see many parts because of the cost!? to see beautiful art, no cost is too high. you can stay and enjoy each exhibit for as long as you want.

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Jupiter, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were with a group at this museum. We didn't have enough time for this museum. It is a whole day affair to take it all in. Very well laid out with excellent exhibits. Don't miss the movie at the end. Was glad to see many young student groups visiting at the same time with us. If you have taken... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a fantastic place! Our tour started here with a BANG! Walking us through the strategic planning and the final assaults on the cliffs and beaches of Normandy. What a great way to prepare for visiting the beaches and cliffs of Normandy to the German gun emplacements! Outstanding!

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We did not visit many parts of the Museum as the cost is comparatively high for a short visit. To enjoy all that it offers one needs to spend a full day there. Compared to UK museums it is expensive at c£15 but very similar in cost to other UK attractions but it is large with many different offerings, from... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This gem of an ethnography museum is located in a medieval building within Caen Castle. The first aspect of this enjoyable experience was the price. There was a ticket that covered both the museum and the nearby Musee des Beaux Arts, reasonably priced. We had the further pleasant surprise that the price was further reduced by our Normandy Passes which... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We began our Normandy tour here expecting to get some detailed information about DDay itself. To that point the museum didn't deliver. The information presented was more what led up to the event and the events surrounding the DDay than DDay itself. Not to say what was presented wasn't tear jerking and heart wrenching just not what we were expecting.... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The exhibits are all set out methodically in different rooms if a very historic building within itself. You are issued with a paper guide that will assist you along the way. There are certainly many interesting items and displays in relation to Normandy's history and I very much enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellently told story of conflict in the twentieth century told in minute detail. Would advise giving half a day for the experience. The only negative; the staff were quite uninterested and abrupt. Basically got shoved out at closing without any prior warning, got spoken to rudely in the cafe, the tour rep looked like she'd rather be in a pool... More

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Arlington, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A smaller museum in the European tradition, but full of information on the region. It was useful in putting the region into an historical perspective, from earliest settlers on. If you are going to spend time in Normandy, this is a great placed to start.

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Vienna, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was hoping for more on William the Conqueror but there was virtually nothing. They said there was more on him in Falaise - his birth place. Later we found a good pamphlet on William at St Etienne Church, which he built in Caen and where he is buried. The Museum, in the huge and impressive restored fortress covers early... More

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