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“Small, but Worth It”

Museum of the Surrender
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$26.41*
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Reims City Pass
Ranked #11 of 80 things to do in Reims
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The museum is small, but it's worth a visit if you have any interest in WWII. There's a short video, and then you go upstairs to see the actual room. The table where everybody sat is still there, as are all of the maps used for planning in the war. It's pretty darn cool to see all of the German troops marked on the maps. They're behind glass, which makes pictures rather difficult, but that's OK.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

This compact but very interesting museum is definitely worth a visit, if for no other reason that to say you stood in the building where World War II ended. Lots of great displays and photos.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

This museum holds the map room where the end of WWII surrender took place. The film beforehand helps understand the museum collection and the importance of the map room.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Whilst a bit of a walk from the centre we enjoyed this short educational break with such important historical significance. Small museum with some interesting exhibits.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Museum of the Surrender is located in a Technical School which was one of the few large enough buildings to survive the Allied bombings of April 1944 (the destruction of the French railway network prior to the Normandy landings). The school was used as SHAEF Headquarters when Germany decided to surrender after Hitler's suicide in April 1945.

There is an excellent film in a number of languages that describes the German surrender and the events that followed it.

The City of Reims has preserved the Map Room exactly as was when General Walter Bedel Smith accepted Germany's surrender on behalf of General Dwight Eisenhower.

It is well worth a visit.

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