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Calvados - Museums

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Ranked #1 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Museums
A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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Ranked #2 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066... more » Owner description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World. Duration of visit about 1h30. « less
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Juno Beach Centre (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
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Ranked #3 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Canadian World War II memorial museum features interactive animations and a dramatic eight-foot bronze sculpture entitled... more » Owner description: Canadian World War II memorial museum features interactive animations and a dramatic eight-foot bronze sculpture entitled "Remembrance and Renewal." « less
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Longues Battery (Longues-sur-Mer)
Ranked #4 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Military Museums; Museums

Longues-sur-Mer is the only coastal defence battery on the Landing Beaches to be classed as a “Historical Monument”. A major construction in the Atlantic Wall, this battery had an... more »

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Ranked #5 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth... more » Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth century. « less
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Ranked #6 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles... more » Owner description: Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles which took place in Normandy after the D-Day landings, between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The collections of military equipment, the diorama and the archival films allow the visitor to grasp the enormous effort made during this decisive battle in order to restore peace in Europe. « less
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Musee de la Batterie de Merville (Merville-Franceville-Plage)
Ranked #7 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in... more » Owner description: In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in Europe, from Archeology to Modern Art.-600 pieces of art with Impressionnist masterpiece of Gustave Caillebotte and Eugene Boudin-1000 pieces of Bayeux porcelain and lace-800 archeological and ethnographic pieces « less
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Ranked #9 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Owner description: The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast was very low, the Organization Todt had to erect... more » Owner description: The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast was very low, the Organization Todt had to erect the 17 meters tower to increase the range finder’s range. This was the Fire Control post of the defenses of the river Orne estuary and the canal entrance. These consisted in six 150 mm french guns, on the beach of Riva-Bella, served by men of the 1st Battery, 1260th Coastal Artillery Batallion and four 150 mm french guns, near the water-tower, served by gunners of the 4th Battery, 1716th Artillery Regiment, 716th Infantry Division. On june, 6th , it received a lucky direct hit, fired from a 380 mm gun of the H.M.S. Frobisher battle cruiser which made the Bunker unoperational. During the morning, british troops of the n° 4 Commando were intrigued by this unforeseen concrete tower. They made two attempts to get inside without success. They were content to withdraw with their wounded men.The Bunker was finally captured by the lieutnant Bob Orrell who took 53 prisonners, on june, 9 th. He was promoted captain the next day. « less
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Musee du debarquement (Arromanches-les-Bains)
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Ranked #10 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Omaha Beach Memorial Museum (Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)
Ranked #11 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located on Omaha Beach itself, the 1200m² museum showcases a wonderful collection of personal objects, vehicles, uniforms and... more » Owner description: Located on Omaha Beach itself, the 1200m² museum showcases a wonderful collection of personal objects, vehicles, uniforms and weapons. Dioramas, archival photographs, maps and thematic signs, as well as a film featuring veteran's testimonies, will guide you through the story of the D-Day landings on Omaha and the Pointe du Hoc. « less
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Overlord Museum (Colleville-sur-Mer)
Ranked #12 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Site Hillman (Colleville-sur-Mer)
Ranked #13 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #14 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Big Red One Assault Museum (Colleville-sur-Mer)
Ranked #15 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #16 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #18 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #20 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Owner description: An animated light and sound tour transports you to the land of the infinitely small to the whim of the owner and different... more » Owner description: An animated light and sound tour transports you to the land of the infinitely small to the whim of the owner and different landscapes reconstituted with such attention to detail that it almost perceive the breath of life: 310 m² models, over 450 m of rails, a collection of 250 locomotives, 450 cars, 650 houses, all illuminated by hundreds of lights. You can also enjoy the garden, installed in a train (for reasons of comfort, scale is changed!). Visit the old lime kilns. Inflatable games now space to delight the little ones ... Fast food opening hours. One last stop at the store to stock up on souvenirs and local products: apple juice, cider, pommel, calvados ... A journey that will delight young and old. « less
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Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944 (Arromanches-les-Bains)
Ranked #21 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Museums
Owner description: Unique collection of uniforms and objects used during the Battle of Normandy. Personal stories of the liberators. Beautiful... more » Owner description: Unique collection of uniforms and objects used during the Battle of Normandy. Personal stories of the liberators. Beautiful dioramas which take you through time and history. Shop with original World War II memorabilia. « less
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Ranked #22 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #23 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Musee de Radar (Douvres-la-Delivrande)
Ranked #24 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #25 of 46 Museums in Calvados
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Municipal Museum of Vire was inaugurated in 1973 at the old hospital of the city, left open by the departure of the... more » Owner description: The Municipal Museum of Vire was inaugurated in 1973 at the old hospital of the city, left open by the departure of the community of Augustinian sisters in 1956. It presents traditional Norman women's clothing, a reconstruction of life in Normandy at the end of the nineteenth century. Two rooms present a collection of fine arts. « less
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Musee D-Day Omaha (Vierville-sur-Mer)
Ranked #26 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #27 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Musee de Courseulles (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
Ranked #28 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Ranked #29 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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Musee de la Percee du Bocage (Saint-Martin-des-Besaces)
Ranked #30 of 46 Museums in Calvados
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