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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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A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured...

A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.

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I didn't know all that much about the taking of Pegasus Bridge so found this museum to be really informative. Visitors can walk out and see the original bridge (there is a new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hampshire
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know all that much about the taking of Pegasus Bridge so found this museum to be really informative. Visitors can walk out and see the original bridge (there is a new bridge across the river now) which still has the bullet holes in it. Well worth seeing if doing the Normandy beaches.

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Shawinigan, Canada
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91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a very complete museum on the events surrounding the Pegasus Bridge. Lots of interesting facts and historical vehicles. And obviously the bridge!

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The museum is great with many artifacts, even one donated by a Maltese!!!....and than seeing the real Pegasus bridge, and where the gliders landed(couple of meters from the memorial) was like seeing something which you watched only as movies. I was really lucky to have a one on one presentation, of how the two bridges were secured. Awesome!!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Great museum with a guided tour as well, brilliant. Travelling out of season is a major benefit, there's nobody about leaving plenty of time to look about at leisure. Take the opportunity to go to the site of the new bridge where you'll see where the gliders actually landed, just feet from their objective, amazing. The old bridge still has... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Most people born in the early 1940s in the UK remember the news of the D.day landings and those of us old enough to read the papers can remember a bridge that played an important part. little did I know that in my 75th year I would walk across that very bridge and yes gaze in wonder at the bullet... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

visited this site after a day seeing was graves and Omaha beach. My father was involved with the landings and learning what actually happened was very moving. Don't miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This museum is one of the best I have visited. Well laid out with a lot of interesting exhibits and a wealth of information. You will need about half a day to truly appreciate what this museum has to offer. I thoroughly recommend it .

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The bridge has been replaced but the original is now at a museum very near by. Museum is based on the British Airborne Divisions assault at Normandy. It is very well done. Plan on spending about 2 hours. Make sure you brush up on your D-day history before going. Easy access with out too many steps any where.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The museum gave a fantastic insight into the airborne assault on Pegasus Bridge and to all that was involved. Time just seemed to fly by in there, as we were caught up in so many of the informative displays that were on hand. The grounds at the back take you to a full scale model of a Horsa glider, the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Really enjoyed the famous cafe nearby, a walk over the new bridge to the Pegasus Memorial with Pegasus Bridge itself (original) in the grounds. We were a family group with children and they enjoyed themselves too, great overall attraction a look forward to visiting again.

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