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Musee du debarquement

Place du 6 Juin, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
+33 2 31 22 34 31
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I did not even bother to enter this place partly because of the c.39€ family entrance fee. Perhaps I am missing something here but I thought we had already paid? And some. A polite enquiry into the profits made from such a venture were met with hostility by the staff and no answer given. Oh, and a children's merry go... More

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Loughborough
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Situated right in the harbour this museum covers the D Day experience and the fantastic achievement of the Mullberry Harbour building. Guided tour often refers to items that are on view out of the window really bringing the whole thing to life

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The English Home Counties
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I thought the museum was supposed to be a tribute to the brave young men who went to France to liberate the people in 1944. 7 Euros for the privilege. This museum is expensive for what it contains. Our disappointment was compounded by the fact that the young woman at the Tourist information office in Arromanches didn't know the location... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum’s right in the town centre and focuses on the temporary harbour. There are also however exhibits about each allied country’s role & contribution in the D-Day Landings. The information panels are in English and French. The guided tours only concern the temporary harbour & are only in French. Guided tours are available frequently as are films (in 3... More

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Matlock
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I came here when i was 13 years old and remembered very little. Now in my 40's I realise why. Basically this a 1 room museum where you get to watch a dvd and look at airfix models. Save the cost (39Eu 2 adults 4 kids) watch the discovery channel and walk on the beach outside then go to a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very small museum which we visited on a very busy day. The staff did not seem used to such large numbers. Our pre-booked guided tour seemed to include every other English speaking person in the museum so it was difficult to see the displays properly. We were with a tour, so had limited time. Would go back to see this... More

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Hofn, Iceland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It advertises itself as the Museum of the Landings. It's not. It's a Museum of the Arromanches Mulberry Harbour and an Overview of the Different Allied Forces that took part in the Normandy Landings. That is it. Having said that, the museum does a remarkably good job of both aspects - and in many respects does a far better job... More

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oxford, UK
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The museum sets out to explain the whys and how's of the Mulberry harbour, but it's very dated and only gives you part of the information. It completely fails to mention that there was a second Mulberry harbour just down the coast which was pretty much wiped out by the storm shortly after d-day. Most of the model exhibits were... More

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London
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just visiting Arromanches and seeing the remains of Mulberry Harbour is awe inspiring - when we arrived the tide was in as as time went on more and more of the structures appeared. A visit to the Museum is a must though to get the full story of how and why the harbour was planned and constructed. In trsth the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is quite a small museum but the models and artefacts really show how the harbour and some of the events of D day took place, it's a bit disorganised and can get very busy. Best bit was the archive film of the harbour being built, worst bit was some of the tacky d day souvenirs in the shop!

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