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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 13 Attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Coventry
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited expecting to be out in an hour or so - what a surprise! It encompasses much more history that 'just' the Normandy landings of 1944 and you really need the best part of a day to take it all in. An extra exhibition of battle field artefacts was there which was fascinating, as was a photographic display. The memorial... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I enjoyed so much visiting this musuem It is so interesting .. it provides very important facts about history of Normandy , and giving visitors a clear idea not only about the period of the world war , but also about Normandians through different ages , their habits , drawings , artcrafts It is really rich with history , I... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Normandie and its people are described through the ages with historical artifacts, drawings, models, photos and film. Fascinating.

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Leuven, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a very complete museum. Every inch of the war is neatly explained in chronological order. Although if you're already familiar with most of the facts, there are some nicer musea in Normandy (eg. Pegasus memorial).

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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