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Musee du debarquement

Address: Place du 6 Juin, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 22 34 31
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The museum is situated on the sea front and offers good views of the remains of the harbour. Lots of excellent models inside to explain the construction of the harbour. Interesting short film (in English) to explain the historical context.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Despite the quirky 70s outside this is a great museum to go to. Happened upon it during our last day for a long weekend in Normandy. Went in to look around and discovered they did a tour around the museum and models describing how the Mulberry port worked. We did it in French but there are various languages including English.... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum helps to explain the surroundings and the history of the invasion. Well worth it! And the location is right on the beach and near good eateries and shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went to a few museums during a long weekend in Normandy and this is a must visit. The museum itself offers fantastic views out across the beach with the remaining cassions and other remains of the Mulberry harbour. There are lots of very detailed models that are used to explain the mulberry harbour and also a substantial amount of... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I enjoyed this reasonably much. Good displays. Fair video displays Equipment and relics good PLENTY of gift shops. Fun to see relics of Mulberry temp harbor

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Fremont, California
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The models, the films, and the things displayed give you the understanding of how the harbor was built. The idea was so brilliant and making it work is just amazing. They could not test it to see if it needed changes. It had to work the first time! We should all be so grateful to our grandparents for what they... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I read about Mulberry harbour but could not understand how it worked. Seeing the view from high on the cliffs, the remains on the beach and then watching the film, listening to the film with the eye witness account, looking at the models brought it all to life. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited this as we were staying in Arromanches itself. We got in early morning but there were still a couple of coachloads of students and visitors arriving as we left. Some very interesting displays and the moving models of the harbour, although a little old, are fantastic at showing the harbour itself. I would recommend timing your visit at... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

This excellent museum presents a comprehensive look at the planning and implementation of the battle. Displays are diversified and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

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Hershey, PA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited with a tour from a cruise ship on a Tuesday in September; still extremely crowded. Interesting museum, but requires more than a few minutes to appreciate. Amazing to stand next to a Higgins Boat and imagine how that managed to land thousands of troops. The Mulberry Harbor all of a sudden makes sense when you see the remnants up... More

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