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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

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Address: Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
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A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured...

A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.

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Nice small museum with personal touch

This is a nice museum with stories of former allied soldiers who visited the village of Ranville which makes it very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ted_Leyen
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice museum with stories of former allied soldiers who visited the village of Ranville which makes it very good.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parked at the museum and walked back to explore bridge and area before visiting the museum. Sadly there is a lot of traffic using the bridge but you can safely cross it by side paths. Well worth visiting the spots where the first three gliders landed..what amazing skill the pilots must have had.

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We missed the museum opening but managed to stop off here long enough to get the feeling of what went on back then. Fortunately we had read up on it in advance. Luckily enough the original bridge can be fully viewed from outside of the museum which was fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see both the museum and the cafe is full of amazing memorabilia. Easy to find and really hope the movie due out will honour these brave souls.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One can spend a good few hours here. The staff are so helpfull and friendly.The film presentation is explained simply but thoroughly. Probably one of the best museums in Normandy.

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Goosnargh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Makes you think when you visit here , so many young men lost on a couple of days in June 1944 ,, beautiful maintained garden cemetery, also nice to see a few German dead buried there , those lads were loved and someone's son husband brother also

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is an indoor/outdoor museum pertaining the taking of the Pegasus bridge. Well done exhibits both indoors and out- including the orignial Pegasus bridge. We were fortunate to be there after the D-Day celebration and were able to visit with a veteran who had actually been there.

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Thank Carol B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please visit and say hello nicely you will be made very Welcome. Airborne Forces are all around. The Devils dropped in and cut the head off the Snake. God Bless Madam Grondre. Mark.

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Thank Mark E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has the best tour guides. They are very pleasant, patient and informative. It's really cool to see the original bridge. This was my second visit. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and surrounding outdoor exhibits, including the original Pegasus Bridge, are extremely interesting. My husband's father, part of the 6th Airborne Regiment was shot down on D-Day over the area (though survived), which made the memorial of particular interest to him - and, on learning of this, the ladies in the shop, realising we were about to leave to... More 

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