This museum has to be the best museum focusing on WWII. As my Father-In-Law is close to 90 years of age and a WWII, Pacific Theatre vet, I though it would be a great way to spend a day with him. We've visited the museum in the past and this visit was even better than the previous visit.
A listening device is provided and plugging in corresponding numbers on the walls, the flow through the museum is easy and very detailed.
We love how the museum is laid out in a timeline, from the surrender of Germany post WWI through the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, followed by the allies perspective. Some of the artifacts are very moving such as the full length portrait of Hitler as well as his brown shirt.
The several variations enigma machines were very impressive and as with most artifacts, we were able to touch the keyboards and observe the corresponding letter associated with that key stroke.
Weapons of every kind are also available to pick up. German, British, US and Japanese weapons are all there.
To actually see the Operation Overlord documents is unbelievable. There are so many pieces to see, touch and listen that our three hours weren't even close to enough time.
Wheel chair accessible, the museum is very easy for those bringing in their senior citizens. The staff is extremely helpful and attentive to those who may have questions.
Please support this museum. It is a gem and one which should be visited by all.
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