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Cathedral of the airship

A small museum houses a history of hot air balloons and airships, plus objects from two World Wars... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2019
Huskyteer
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

Have holidayed in the Cotentin a few times and been curious about this huge building. So we decided... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
merleb101
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

A small museum houses a history of hot air balloons and airships, plus objects from two World Wars collected locally, but the main attraction is the hangar itself. Although empty, its cathedral-like vastness is truly impressive.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Merci, c'est toujours agréable de lire des avis comme le votre. Pour le compte de tous les bénévoles qui travaillent.......More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Have holidayed in the Cotentin a few times and been curious about this huge building. So we decided to visit this time. The museum is run by volunteers so worth checking the opening times. It was a great place to visit. Museum a little old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

We have driven past the hangar several times but as it is run by volunteers we have never been there when it has been open. This time we went in August especially to visit and we were certainly not disappointed. Although small, there is plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This museum is a bit offside and relatively small. However the history of this hangar is very interesting. There were not that much visitors and the gentlemen from the reception took some time to show us around and make us familiar with the exhibition. No...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Tiny museum, off the beaten track, with a fascinating history of airships and dirigibles. The hangar is immense! The curator was also very interesting, spoke excellent English, and overall, well worth a detour off the main road from Cherbourg to the rest of France.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a huge hangar where they kept zeppelins. There was an interesting film about how zeppelins work and then the hangar itself. There was a man inside strapped to a mini zeppelin thing and he was flying around. Good value too

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

We found this by accident but, hells bells, what a happy accident! There was a proper dirigible operating inside the airship hangar, and a demonstration of how explosive hydrogen is; the kids had a ball and so did we! Highly recommend this!!

Date of experience: May 2011
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