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“interesting And poignant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Second World War Museum (Musee de la Guerre)

Second World War Museum (Musee de la Guerre)
Parc Saint Pierre, 62100 Calais, France
03 21 34 21 57
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Ranked #7 of 31 things to do in Calais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Housed in a former German bunker, this museum holds a collection of items from all nationalities involved in the war.
Burwash, United Kingdom
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“interesting And poignant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A little gem, hidden in the middle of the park, in a German bunker is this amazing museum. The man explained how to go round and gave us an mp3 player which gave information at various points on the way round, however, as it didnt tell you what number you were on or when to stop it we got a bit lost with the narration!!! We took my daughter and her partner (20 &21) and they loved it, they said it gave them a good insight into what the war was like and what people gave up for their country.

Visited July 2013
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“Hidden in The Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

You would'nt know it was there, but well worth a visit, to see what the French went through during the occupation. Excellent bit of history.

Visited June 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Very intersesting, very local personal touch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited the museum today and were surprised by the centrality of the location. It was very interesting, albeit a bit eerie in the bunker. Was made especially poignant with the amount of local artifacts, references and pictures. It put a very personal picture to the whole thing and gave us a better understanding of the part Calais played in the war. The one down side was that we were not offered the audio guide (as there were too many british speakers there) and so had to rely on me translating all the material. This would have been a real disadvantage if neither of us spoke French!

Visited May 2013
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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“interesting museum which highlights the role Calais played in the resistance to German domination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Well worth a visit - though younger children will be bored rigid. what makes it special is that Calais has a well recorded anti- Nazi history and many local citizens lost their lives as a result - old, young, men and women. That real sense of local history gives the exhibits an immediacy which is both touching and chilling.

Visited April 2013
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“Incredible that this is in a park with kids playing near it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

It appears that most of the museum was left as it was once the Nazis left (except for the glass over the exhibits). There are items that the occupants used (including plates which have the swastika on the underside). Well told story but very eerie being here.

Visited June 2012
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