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Museum of the Battle of Normandy
Ranked #7 of 38 things to do in Bayeux
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Owner description: Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles which took place in Normandy after the D-Day landings, between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The collections of military equipment, the diorama and the archival films allow the visitor to grasp the enormous effort made during this decisive battle in order to restore peace in Europe.
Reviewed August 18, 2011

A excellent way to learn on the very impressive battle of Normandy. Open and detailed, it offers to it's visitor a very comprehensive view on the important operations in the summer of 1944. I would recommend to seeing it before landing beaches. It's pity they don't like photographers...

Thank Aburel
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"on display"
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"great overview"
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

After talking to people on TA we decided to start our few days in this area with a trip to this museum (also referred to as the 'WWII museum in Bayeux' - hard to find on searches!) and are so glad we did. We just made the 10.30am English film and were helpfully rushed in via the back way so we didn't miss much. The film was a mixture of newsreel and graphics with clear voice-overs and lasted around half an hour and we all came out (including my 12 yr old daughter) having a good understanding of what D Day was all about and the Battle of Normandy afterwards.
So we ended up seeing the museum back to front but that didn't really matter as we were quite happy to dip in and out and answer Annabel's random questions! I particularly enjoyed reading about the war correspondents and looking at the different styles of reporting - especially the one lady who reported for America Vogue (I think) as well as the personal memories of the people who lives in the nearby towns and villages that really made it all seem very real and in some cases particularly moving.
(In addition to this museum, we visited Cinema 360 in Arramanches - I've also reviewed this attraction - and feel that the two places gave us a really good appreciation of the Battle of Normandy and made made a huge difference to our enjoyment and understanding when we visited a few of the sites in the area, without having to take futher tours etc,)
Afterwards, we walked across to visit the English War Graves, just across the road, with the spires of the abbey in the background. It's a tranquil, thought-provoking spot with pink English roses and shady trees, with graves as far as the eye can see. Amongst the graves we found a 17 year old boy.

1  Thank sarah-on-her-hols
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

We spent over 2 hours here and could have stayed longer but museum closed and they kicked us out! Would recommend doing this before visiting the various beaches and battle sites as gives an excellent perspective and overview of the timings and battle plans and makes it easier to understand. Lots to read if you want to understand it fully but also plenty of memorabilia. There is a very good film - 2 showings one in french one in english which is extremely emotional - genuine footage of the whole normandy invasion. Next to the largest WWII cemetery in France with over 4000 graves.

1  Thank crabsallover
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

We really only visited this museum because it was pouring with rain and we had gone to see the British cemetry. There is a very good film to watch and lots of photographs taken during the war. There a also jeeps, tanks etc. I(f you are a real war buff you could spend hours here!!

Thank karenb21
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Reviewed May 7, 2009

This is amedium sized museum,and they have done avery nice job with it. It is also a short walk to the british cemetary from there. If you have time you will not be dissapointed. I liked the little French flags painted on some of the American made equiptment, enjoy.

1  Thank Ron36
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