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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
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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History at its best

Great museum of British history at its best. €7 admission to inside museum and glider, tank and bridge in an outside display. Very well presented displays and a lot of personal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great museum of British history at its best. €7 admission to inside museum and glider, tank and bridge in an outside display. Very well presented displays and a lot of personal information about the actual soldiers who took part in the operation. Definately worth a visit, especially for British people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived as a tour party, met by friendly staff, we found this museum very informative. It was spotlessly clean. The items and displays were well laid out inside and out . It is in a good location ,our only regret that we couldn't stay any longer . Would like to visit again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Pegasus Memorial was another favourite for the boys. They were so impressed with the Horsa gliders and the original bridge in place. We visited Pegasus Memorial twice in the same week as they were so taken with it.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

covers No 4 Commando air raid to said bridge by glider. Covers A-Z airborne from Brit beaches, Must see for all. Great history. Honors British forces among other museums in area

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Perth, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is part of our history and a must if you are in the area. The old bridge is in the grounds with a lot of exhibits including tanks and guns and gliders.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a museum dedicated to the British Airborne troops who captured many of the bridges east of Sword Beach on D-Day. The bridge at the museum was purchased by the museum and was named in honor of the Pegasus horse on the patches of the soldiers. There is a very nice museum on site, the bridge, and a British... More 

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This museum is by far the best in Normandy (and I've visited many!). The staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and speak several languages. The museum is beautifully maintained and is packed with hundreds of superb items and hundreds of very interesting stories about the men who made the bridge famous. The grounds are superb and house the original Pegasus... More 

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Widnes, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Visited the museum a few days after the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and got to say that even though it was very busy you didn't have to fight with people to look at everything.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I first visited this museum many years ago and it has had a freshen up at some time and is now excellent if small which is understandable due to the subject being covered. Well worth a visit

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited the memorial on a day's tour of Normandy's D-Day beaches. Due to some confusion over timing, when we arrived the Memorial was due to close about 15 minutes after we arrived. However, the staff told us to go on through without charging so we could see the main and most important artifacts. We wandered through the museum and... More 

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