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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

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Address: Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
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Description: A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who...
A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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An uplifting and moving experience.

Great visit, museum first class and so was the guide.Very impressed. Must watch The Longest Day again. The original bridge was there - with shell holes to prove it. Quite amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great visit, museum first class and so was the guide.Very impressed. Must watch The Longest Day again. The original bridge was there - with shell holes to prove it. Quite amazing just where the gliders landed. I felt very proud

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very well presented museum, lots of stories to read and objects to look at. The actual bridge itself is there too which adds another dimension to the museum that rightly showcases the efforts of the brave men that fought in Normandy.

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

This museum is a true reflection of the importance of the Pegasus Bridge to the success of D-Day it honours the efforts of those heroic men and is a fitting tribute to them

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The memorial includes: - a very nice museum and gift shop - the ACTUAL BRIDGE, which was been moved to the yard of the Memorial when the new bridge was built - Markers that denote the actual landing spots for the 3 closest gliders. The enormity of what these brave Brits accomplished can only be grasped by viewing it in... More 

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A very well kept an excellently presented history of the pre-events to help make D Day the fantastic achievement that it was. Very knowledgeable staff and completely respectful of the part taken by those brave men.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is worth walking over the bridge, going to the locations each of the gliders landed, and then going to this museum for a quick visit. The appeal of this site is really the bridge and the story behind the incredibly brave soldiers that secured it. This is a "quick museum" (i.e. 1 hr his enough).

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When you stand on the site and see the primitive machines & kit, it was a stunning achievement. Every one of those involved deserved a VC and the unending gratitude of us all

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Luckily the first guided trip I had at the site had a female guide that talked us through the Invasion, and the importance of Pegasus Bridge. She used the illuminated map well. They then showed a film (which was available in French with French subtitles at other times), and our guide then took us on a tour of the artifacts/exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You know you are in a significant place when you come here. We passed through on bikes the first time and managed to stay a night in a nearby hotel the second time. The museum is worth a visit, especially if one has also been (or plans to go to) other memorials in the area.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Pegasus Bridge Museum is deceptive; it's not a particularly big building, but its collection is varied and interesting. As you would imagine, the exhibits focus on the specific raid to capture the bridge, but there are a good number of others which go into more detail about paratrooper equipment, training and the technology they made use of. There was... More 

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Address: Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Ranville

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