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Dedicated to the life and survival of civilians during the Second World War. 1000 m² of exhibition space acquainting you with the remarkable testimonies of those who survived, along with an outstanding collection of items they used in their daily...more
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Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 14700, Falaise, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found Falaise to be a beautiful little city with some outstanding monuments & William the Conquerors birth place. Arlettes fountain, the 5 dukes statue, Falaise Castle & the Cathedral were truly fantastic to see. Great gift shop in Williams castle & easy parking all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HenryVwarriorking
Reviewed August 2, 2019

This is a VERY good (new) museum. It is also very informative and disturbing. The displays tell visitors about the lives of people in France and especially Falaise during the War. It informs the visitor about the living conditions and experiences of civilians during the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a brilliant museum, sensitively-curated, which captures what life was like for the French under occupation, and shows the destruction wrought on Normandy by the Allies in an attempt to soften up the region for invasion. My wife and I are both academic historians...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Unlike many other museums there are not a lot of artefacts about world war 2 but that is because it is not about the military but about the civilians experiences under German occupation, the French Vichy Government, the Allied invasion and their lives after the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank curlytail55
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Fell across the museum as we went to visit the birth place of William the Conqueror. A thought provoking experience of how our french allies suffered through World War Two. Multi-language guides available, will be 1/2 hours out of your day. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PhillipW328
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Forget rubbish like " 'allo 'allo" on the TV - This museum tells you what it was like to live in occupied France, as the nazi economic stranglehold took place and the French slowly starved. Sobering and thought provoking, well worth a visit if only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I thought this was a very nice, modern museum which covers a topic that many museums don’t (at least in detail): civilians during the war. I thought it was an appropriate blend of artifacts and displays. The movie at the the beginning on the bombing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rkmay0
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Interesting collection, explaining the effects of war on civilians in English, German and French. Proves there is no such thing as a 'clean' war.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed June 5, 2018

While traveling to Falaise to visit the castle of William the Conqueror we came across this site and thought it would make a good addition to the trip. Unfortunately as good as the castle was, this site was very disappointing. Very little that other museums...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Neil B
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Good insight into the deprivations a civilian population endures in time of war. This area faced the original invasion of ww2 the occupation and then the final very bloody battle of liberation. Children may be less interested as there is a lot of artefact but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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