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“Another great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
Rue Colonel Rene Michel 9, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
0033649739091
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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.
Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Another great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a don't miss place and the 360 degree cinema up the road. The bravery of the American troops is unbelievable. The ingenuity of the Mulberry harbours and other war machines is hard to imagine how it was all put in place. What a great logistical exercise probably not possible today.
Do go if you are American.
Vic Tripe

Visited October 2014
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Greater Manchester
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“Must go see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hans who runs this museum has met lots of veterans who over there years have donated their precious memoirs from their time in the 2nd world war and D-day landings, horrific tales of death and happier memories too, I feel its a bit more personal than the big museum on the seafront.

Visited July 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“AHeartfelt Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

To review D-Day some 70 years ago is daunting. This museum talks explicitly about the plans for the American/British invasion of the Normandy coast to begin to take back Europe from the Nazis.
Many other brave soldiers from other countries joined in the war effort in a few days after the initial assault. I believe it was Winston Churchill's original idea and without the British, the whole assault would have failed as a terrible storm kept the American forces from landing for the first few days. Over 9000 American soldiers died in that first year.
Going to this museum made my family realize the enormity of WW11 and the number of heroic acts it took to win the war
We are so lucky to live freely now.....It might have been so different except for the remarkable sacrifices made by so many in 1944.
If you do anything in France, take the time to go here and walk the beach which has been pretty much preserved.
I am not a historian and may have some facts askew, but I did get the Big Picture and so will you---and be amazed.

Visited July 2014
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“A wonderful museum in the heart of Arromanche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having been here a few times to Arromanche I was pleasantly surprised and and a little intrigued to see this museum sat in the middle of the town. I would rate this as my favourite of our few days here doing the d-day museums. Hans provided a wealth of information into his labour of love and provided a real personal and fascinating insight into the displays and most importantly the connection and story. I am sure there was a story for every item in this small but perfectly formed establishment. Which means of course that it leaves scope for plenty of revisits

Visited July 2014
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“Impressed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We've visited the Librators Museum today. Hans, the owner, gave us a guided tour. In Dutch (especially handy for the kids...). He shared so many stories of veterans which made it a very impressive visit. With Hans you don't see just the uniform but the men behind them and the stories of D Day. I think it says it all that my 9 year old daughter, hearing that they will set up screens to show the interviews with all the veterans next year, said..: "we'll come back next year!'

It is a small museum. Don't visit it for the 'amount' of uniforms and weaponry. But visit is to hear to stories of the veterans. Hans, thanks for an incredible visit.

When you start the Market Garden museum.. let me know.. we'll be there

Visited May 2014
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