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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
Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkirk, France
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
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
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
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
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.
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