Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique

Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique

Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique
4.5
Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Kate h
Bognor Regis, UK66 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This is a very interesting place to visit, it is where one of the guns that shot at Kent is based. The signs are very informative and concise. It takes about an hour to get round just because that is how long it takes. I found it very informative because many of the signs (all translated) were giving a German point of view, not something that you see very often as history is written by the winner. Not suitable for disabled people or people who have trouble with mobility as there are many steps and an unavoidable steep ramp.
Written July 18, 2020
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number1leadman
Lincoln, UK407 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
A trip to Batterie Todt at Audinghen Northern France which was part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall was arranged but on arrival the museum opened later than those advertised. Our group decided to kill time and have a drive down the road towards Audresselles. About a kilometre away we spotted another gun emplacement which was part of the original line up of coastal defences. There is a little lay by where you can park the car. It is a short walk to the abandoned German position but it is advisable to wear sturdy shoes as the going is a bit rough in places. You can walk around it both inside and outside. It is huge and you a real feel of what it must have been like to be stationed there during the war. There are still the original drawings on the wall depicting Winston Churchill being overrun by the German war machine albeit a bit faded and covered in graffiti. From there you can either walk the short distance or drive down a track back towards the museum. In amongst the woodland are the remains of another one of the gun batteries which looks like it received a direct hit from allied bombs. The sheer scale of it is brought home all the more when you can see a lump of concrete the size of a bungalow just laying there with reinforced bars sticking out. The roof has collapsed and twisted metal and debris litter the entire site. Care must be taken if you go exploring the ruins. By the time we had visited both sites the museum had opened. The museum has a collection of artefacts from WW2 but it was only having crawled all over the previous abandoned ruins that you get a sense of how enormous they are. The opening has been sealed off from the elements and where the original gun rails were is now covered by the museum displays. The batterie guns could fire a shell over 24 miles. There is a railway gun outside that you can climb up and again get a sense of the German war machine in action. There are other exhibits to look at. Well worth a visit but if you can try and visit the other two batteries to get the full impact and size of them.
Written September 10, 2013
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Backpacker 93
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Nov 2018
Amazing I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and would happily go again. By using a historic location (Batterie Todt) it brings history from books to reality. It has many authentic artifacts from the war, including crosses and Belgian gates used by the Germans on the D-Day Landings. It also has a very large gun on almost what looks like a train cargo carriage.
Written November 3, 2018
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Gene K
Calgary, Canada69 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
What an amazing job they have done to restore and keep up the appearances of this bunker from WWII. The top of the bunker still has working periscopes that look out to the beaches. Well worth the tour!
Written September 17, 2018
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Chris P
Berlin, Germany42 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
I have been visiting this excellent museum every couple of years since the mid-90s and it never fails to impress. The star attraction (for me) is the K5(E) Railway Gun situated on tracks outside the main turret which contains the bulk of the collection. The enormous gun has been steadily restored after its recovery in the 80s from the South of France where it was discovered behind a factory building having been stored outside sine the war. Initially rusted and corroding, the railway Gun has now been repainted in its wartime grey paint scheme and looks very impressive pointing towards the white cliffs of Dover which is visible on a good day from the deck of the gun.
As a keen modeller of WWII militaRy vehicles, the museum is a treasure trove of reference material, and I shall continue to visit this gem of a place for many years to come, not only to gather reference photos, but to see how the museum further develops the collection.
Ideal if you have an hour or two to kill before returning to the UK on a shopping trip - just 30 minutes or so from the main shopping areas in Calais.
Written January 17, 2018
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Janet B
Gosfield, UK8 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We were passing today and skipped the museum as we had been before. It is good value and lots to look at. We parked up in the woods and went looking for the other 3 Batteries, What a find. You can get inside and wander around the furthest one you can see from the coast road. You can still see the original German graffiti partly hidden by the modern stuff. It feels so much more real than a clean museum. A torch is a good idea, but you can get by if you let your eyes adjust. Hidden in the woods are the remains of another. A third is fenced off for the bats but we didn't find that one. We will be back for another visit. I would like another look at the museum now. I think I will get more out of it having seen the decayed version.
Written April 13, 2017
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Denia1956
West Sussex, UK709 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Dropped in to this very interesting museum, the small entrance fee is well worth it. Amazing railway gun and exhibits. There are lots of other battery positions in the area and the scale of the construction is mind blowing. Very educational would recommend.
Written December 20, 2015
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MIBModels
Wales125 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Outstanding display of WW2 memorabilia with excellent interpretation.
Really gave a feeling for the horrid impact of conflict.
Being able to see the 'white cliffs' across the channel really made things feel close.
I don't want to say too much so as not to spoil your visit, but if your are interested in history - particularly WW2 - you should not miss this museum. Well worth the modest entrance fee.
Written July 20, 2013
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Stephen G
Pontypridd, UK71 contributions
May 2019
Probably one of the biggest bunkers of world war 2 that held some of the biggest guns. Large exhibits of German Armour, guns and uniforms of world war 2 With a large rail gun at the start of the museum. Also a short walk you can visit the other 3 bunkers.
Written October 8, 2019
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SMP
Essex, UK42 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Easy to find, easy to navigate and fair price. Most signage translated in to English. Would recommend stopping off and having a look.
Written June 29, 2019
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