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“Some nice exhibits” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Musee du debarquement

Musee du debarquement
Place du 6 Juin, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
+33 2 31 22 34 31
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Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip
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Wigan
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“Some nice exhibits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The model of how the Mulberry works is excellent, but beyond that the museum has nothing special to offer.

Seems a bit pricy for what it is.

Visited August 2013
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Killarney, Ireland
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“A must see on any DDay trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is an absolutely great museum if you have any interest in the building and the operation of the Arromanches harbour.

There are 2 seperate films to watch which give great detail of the construction pre DDay in the UK and the building on site after DDay. The films are shown in different languages so liste out for the annoucements.

The best bit for me however has to be the working scale model which shows sections of the harbour in operation - it really gives an understanding of the enormity of it and the importance of it for the war effort.

There are plenty of other good displays too of all the Allied countries involved in the war.

All off the displays are glass cabinets though, so taking snaps can be a bit challenging.

Visited August 2013
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Mons, Belgium
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“Understanding Mulberry Bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The D-Day Museum is in fact a museum that is entirely dedicated to the building of the Mulberry Bridge, those few remains can be seen sitting on the Arromanches beaches. The whole idea of building a lego-style harbour and bring it over the Channel was one of the most challenging in engineering history. The models and movies depict the whole development, and many artefacts and uniforms complete the visit. Movies and guided visits are offered in a variety of languages throughout the day.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A quality reminder of the past...lest we forget.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited to ensure our 8 and 10 year olds understood the sacrifices of our past. The museum whilst small was very interesting.

Our highlight of the visit was speaking to Len, a serving soldier on D-Day itself. For our children this will be one of the last times they would get an opportunity to ask the kinds of questions only children can ask such as, "did you get shot" and "did it hurt". From the mouths of babes!

There was a small French lady who squealed "ssshhhhhhhh" over a microphone at people to announce the next video presentation, even when her colleagues were just 10m away presenting over the models of the Mulberry Harbour. We found this rude and spoiled a good museum visit. We ignored her and continued speak to Len, which was worth the admission on its own.

I think children of maybe 13 and above would get the most value out of this museum although once I explained in more detail what was being shown, displayed and visible they began to understand the scale of the liberation that occurred in 1944 and thereafter.

I wish my children were older and that I could have played them the first 20mins of Saving Private Ryan so they could understand what happened on the beaches along the coast from Arromanches-les-bains.

Visited August 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Go visit this!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great overview over D-day and its history. Good explanation of harbor and the techniques building the landing docks. Very fascinating museum!

Only poor thing were that there were very few guidetours in english. We just missed one and next were hours away. Partly our own fault, could have checked time for guidetours in advance.

Visited August 2013
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