Musee des Blindes

Musee des Blindes, Saumur: Address, Phone Number, Musee des Blindes Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee des Blindes
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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Cian Mongey
5 contributions
A real eye opener
Aug 2021 • Family
What an amazing and eye opening experience. You don't realize how big they are until you are standing right beside them. The vast array of tanks and dioramas kept every inch of space interesting. The layout was very well done. I still can't believe I touched an actual piece of the Berlin wall! And the price is extremely reasonable! This is definitely a must see if you are in the area of Saumur.
Written August 26, 2021
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Guillaume R
Gothenburg, Sweden1,022 contributions
World-class tank collection
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited Musée des Blindés in August 2021.

The museum itself is special as it is housed in a warehouse run by non-profit organisation. Money is tight and spent on restoring vehicles, not the building.

As a result, the museum itself is a museum of how to present artefacts 20+ years ago, but in a good way. There is a feeling of honesty to the displays and pride for the work.

The collection of tanks is one of the best in the world, with a sole running Koenigstiger in the world and an otherwise almost exhaustive collection of Word War II tanks from the German, UK and US sides. Russian period armor is limited to T34s.

Notable as well is the collection of French tanks from World War I to contemporary ones.

Explanations are limited but sufficient for the casual observer. Fans will benefit from researching in advance.

Highly recommended.
Written August 14, 2021
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Merle D
3 contributions
Always a fascinating place to visit.
Aug 2020
Wonderful displays with some interesting photos to explain the stories. Can be cold in the big buidlings.
Written July 1, 2021
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mauritsw2019
21 contributions
Great collection
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great collection of tanks and other vehicles. Everybody who’s interested in history should visit this museum
Written September 28, 2020
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Sarah
11 contributions
Lot and lots of tanks!
Aug 2020
Fantastic tank museaum with something for everyone! My husband was in his element, and although I thought it wouldn't be my thing there was plenty to keep me intersted. Children would love this museum, and would also learn lots while being entertained.
Written August 23, 2020
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alisonbarrow1
Fougeres, France3 contributions
A grown man's dream come true
Mar 2020
My husband and I spent a very happy and productive 3 hours at this museum and it was worth every penny. My husband is a Military Historian and has a profound love of armored vehicles and tanks. He was in his absolute heaven. I have never seen him take so many photographs for reference. I have accompanied him on museum visits across the globe but the quantity and quality of the display vehicles is superb. Thank you!!
Written March 10, 2020
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numbet
65 contributions
Museum
Jan 2020 • Couples
Excellent tank museum, well laid out with lots of information. Free parking ,could do with a cafe as there is only a vending machine
Written March 6, 2020
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ian j
Usk, UK321 contributions
A walk through armoured history
May 2019
Situated near Saumur in the Loire Valley is this superb display of armoured fighting vehicles, some in full working order including the formidable Tiger 2. there are some 300 vehicles on display -all under cover, well presented and maintained.
Written December 18, 2019
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Martin Smith
5 contributions
World of tanks in real life!
Sep 2019
This was my first ever visit to a tank museum and I am so glad I visited, my 22 & 17 year old sons and I have all played World of Tanks and we were like kids in a sweet shop! My non gaming wife also found it very intresting. There was so much to see and much to read, the personal stories around some of the exhibits reminded you that this isnt really about a computer game and what these vehicles are really for which was at times sobering. Any fan of military history will want to spend hours & hours, there any one with a casual interest in military vehicles or worl history will easily loose two to three hours as you wander around this massive exhibit.
Written November 12, 2019
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carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,564 contributions
Wonderful museum
Oct 2019 • Couples
One of the finest war museums i have ever visited. Especialized in tanks from all over the world. Wonderful wwII specimens still working, this is well worth the detour. All thanks to a french general! Bravo!
Written October 16, 2019
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