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The entirely renovated museum is located in the fortifications that were built in 1874 to reinforce France’s coastal defence. Bastion 32 served as the headquarters for the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkirk, France
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All reviews well worth a visit dunkirk evacuation operation dynamo small museum minute film excellent museum informative museum second world war visited this museum on display information boards french soldiers plenty of free parking introductory film an hour and a half across the road museum tells the story
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice small tribute to Dunkirk and WWII. Worth the time and the money to pay tribute to the town and the people.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ttwpff45
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fairly small museum - not very well signposted; worth visiting, it tells the story of the evacuation from Dunkirk. Lots of bits that have been thrown up on the beaches - such as aircraft engines and vehicle engines. These are still appearing as the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum and found it to be very informative. The film at the start is a must see before you go further into the museum. French and English versions. Good price and plenty to see and read.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having done some research, we were pleased to find the newly renovated museum had just reopened after renovation that same morning. All of the exhibits, toilets, etc had that new look and smell that is not immediately associated with a museum. The information boards were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank M879FZdavidm
Reviewed May 11, 2019

This museum has a wonderful build up and description on line. It goes on to aver that the museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Actually, its closed for renovations until further notice but the short sighted people in charge didn't feel it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
6  Thank I3423UGpeters
Reviewed December 26, 2018

This museum is worth the stop in Dunkirk. Amazing artifacts and sequencing of events in an old building used by the soliders at the time. Not much else to do in Dunkirk, but this was one of the best museums we saw in France.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank b m
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The Musee Dunkerque offer a nice exposee on the rol of this town during the WWII. It is sad to see how madness can thrive people...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank francien2015
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We went to this museum and it is closed until spring 2019. Check their website for details! I’m sure it’s a great museum, but I wouldn’t know!

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit here, starting with the polite and friendly staff on the entrance desk. The visit was interesting and informative and well worth the eight euros admission charge. If you’re heading in the tough direction of here or even driving to Belgium, take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank GaryF842
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Excellent museum,8 Euros to enter.Tells the story of the war,showing cannons,weapons,dress etc.Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gingermummy30
March 20, 2019|
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Response from welltravelled078 | Reviewed this property |
hi it is open from 15 march to 11 November from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm it costs 8 euros adult 0-10 free 10-18 5 euros
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nancynurseUtah
January 17, 2019|
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Response from lgloom | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so mine was a private group we travelled to Dover then to Dunkirk on our way to Ypres
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