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Address: Avenue du Major Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02-31-78-19-44
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Description: A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis...
A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis towards the end of World War II, located on the grounds of the Pegasus Memorial.
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The best D-Day museum, no question

A fantastic museum which tells the story of these brave men from start to finish. Excellent displays/information, veteran stories vividly told and original equipment a plenty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A fantastic museum which tells the story of these brave men from start to finish. Excellent displays/information, veteran stories vividly told and original equipment a plenty. Difficult to fault. A moving and worthy memorial to a generation we owe so very much to. No jingoism, just what happened.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

As my other half was a Royal Engineer this was a must.Museum and guide wonderful. Original bridge there with shell holes. We were there on the 71st Anniversary so very proud to have met some Vets and listened to 'The Last Post' Very moving.Amazing at just how close the Gliders landed to this beach - just a few yards!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the landing site, the bridge and cafe and the museum. Its a great tribute to the men who fought there and is well looked after.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Having only heard the headlines of Pegasus bridge before I found the Pegasus Bridge Museum absolutely fantastic. The museum charters the airborne mission and respectfully chronicles the lives of soldiers. From a practical point of view the staff all speak excellent English and very knowledgeable - you can also bring your dog into the museum which was a great surprise.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Arrive in time before thebmuseum opens. Come by car, drive thru the new bridge then park at the museum. Walk along the bridge to the coffee on the left ( the first liberated house in.. ) and shoot as many pictures as you can. Have a nice cafe and enjoy the interior. Can't shoot pictures but the things you see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Having read the book, it was something that I wanted to visit personally. The museum albeit small, is excellent, well presented and the staff provide an excellent introduction before the film. My 2 sons 8 & 10 enjoyed the experience as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have to go to this museum every ti me we visit normady. As it has the real brige that was taken in the first moments of d day. As well as the first place to be liberated that day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've been reading about Pegasus Bridge, and the exploits of Major Howard and his men, for decades. It was horribly inadequate preparation for reality. The scene was punctuated by our having visited the Airborne Museum at Saint Mere Eglise the previous day, where a rare Waco glider is on display. The Horsa gliders used by the Brits at Pegasus were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A fantastic account of insane bravery. You need to visit this site and look at it's position to appreciate the full extent of what those men did for the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Much like a battle ride but condensed- the area is well preserved and excellently marked. The operation to capture the bridge was simple, but getting there, retaining the element of surprise, behind enemy lines, fighting and defending against a superior force called for a daring raid and courageous men. It is no surprise that the event is featured in movies.... More 

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Address: Avenue du Major Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02-31-78-19-44
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Ranville

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