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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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3-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont Saint-Michel...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is right on the seafront at arromanche and has a view all across the beach. There is a large model, which with the films tells the story in wonerful detal.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The museum gives a very interesting account of the mulberry harbour and its construction and the film showing its construction makes very interesting viewing, however, it seems to me that, as with all these D Day beach exhibitions , it is nowadays very much propaganda. I visited these beaches 25 years ago and was so moved that I wanted to... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A must see as it puts all the Mulberry harbour into perspective, shows the human spirit at its best, faced with adversity. The museum staff were on hand and volunteered information and really gave an interested aptitude.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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197 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a small museum dedicated to the Mulberry Harbors that were built and towed across the channel for the D-Day invasion. The models are OK but kind of juvenile, they would be great for kids, not so much for adults. There are the standard military equipment displays that are here too, much of is has nothing to do with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There are some information signs as you walk along the sea from towards the museum, which describe the history of bathing at Arromanches, or the fashion in the days of the belle epoque. As you then look out to sea you can't help noticing that there are some sizable artifacts that aren't getting a mention. This must be to avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visiting this museum was one of my best memorable experience! The documentary film which shows the significance of the Mulberry port is very usefull. This museum is highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum is an absolute must when visiting Normandy. It gives an excellent account of the whole story behind D-day and not just educational, it is full of artifacts and videos to get a full appreciation of the events 70 years ago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum was great because it focused mainly on the floating harbor. (I like museums that are smaller and focused.) The displays were very clear. Near the beginning is a really useful computer graphic display/video of how the harbor was built and designed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very nice and educational museum. But its small and crowded! So wach out when busses full with tourists are unloading. It might be wise to come back later!

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Probably the best if you want plenty of information on all the beaches on D-day in one place. Parking is not too difficult and the centre is right in the heart of the town and is great for visiting the Mulberry harbour

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