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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

Address: Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Ranville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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253 reviews 253 reviews
186 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Windsor, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Take time to visit this site. The museum houses a lot of memorabilia that is presented in a way that makes the visit very informative and interesting.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
72 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An excellent presentation of this amazing world war 2 feat of capturing this bridge plus one other. Ham and jam as they were code named. The original bridge has been repositioned and there is a replica full sized glider which puts the whole operation into perspective. 30 brave people, packed into this small space, who made such a difference to... More 

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Croston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

An excellent and moving collection of images and stories for a key event in the D-Day landings. Close by to Ranville cemetry.

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UK
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246 reviews 246 reviews
139 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

A must see, especially this year, really worth the visit. Also a must is the Pegasus Bridge Cafe, the first house to be liberated by British troops. The family of the lady who runs it were there on that day, as was she. She has been involved in all the commemorative ceremonies since. Great history inside as well as really... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We started our visit to the Normandy beaches and World War II sites with a trip to Pegasus Bridge. The museum is fascinating and being able to walk on the original bridge is a highlight. Also, being able to walk up some steps to look into one of the gliders really brings home the bravery and amazing achievements of the... More 

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