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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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Nokesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Displays and movie of the port built to support the D-Day landings. Came away with a very good understanding of the difficulties encountered and the lengths the allies went to ensure the landing would succeed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The first part of the museum is a reconstruction of the Mulberry Harbour that was centered on Arromanches. A guide explains everything about the construction of the harbour . There is a short film followed by lots of interesting artifacts. Next is a film telling the story of the construction of the harbour using archive material. The shop has some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is one thing to see the remains of the harbour from the beachfront but to understand just how large the undertaking was and how it was achieved, a visit to the museum is worthwhile. It includes a cinema with 1944 film and models of the various elements of the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Awe inspiring. Sorry no negatives. Not just a museum stand on the seafront and take in the sheer magnitude of the logistics. Then on return visit Portland Dorset and see the Mulberries intact and closeup.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I didn't know anything about the Arromanche harbor. Visiting the museum was extremely interesting. Also, its position close to the remains of the harbor is evocative

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Penkridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After a day on the beach we went to this museum and regretted it. It was overpriced and very busy with one the guides telling people to shut up as he was giving a tour.

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GlosUK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From the large picture windows you can see the remains of the Mulberry Harbour, turn round and you see the large scale model of it, go through the exhibits and you learn about the men who built it and the men who used it in the Normandy landings. The museum is particular in telling the story of the armed forces... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed our visit and seeing the displays and films but yes it was pricey and get the overall impression that although Arromanches is lovely and the history emotional and moving, they are making out of it and the townsfolk although appreciative are jacking up the prices in return! we wished we'd had the time to visit the cemetery at Bayeaux

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Mijas, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum, on the beach in Arromanches, is not very large, but it still takes a good two hours to visit properly. A piece of history well explained. With many mementos, maps, dioramas, scale models, etc. Well worth the visit. Touches your heart if you had family there in WWII.

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A great tribute to the skill, engineering and determination that went towards the marvelous achievement of prefabricating a harbour and floating it from England to the Normandy coast. Quite pricey but a good educa

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