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“Just right”

Museum of the Battle of Normandy
Ranked #5 of 36 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.
Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just right”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This Museum gives a great overview of events that took place in the Bayeux area. Lots of interesting displays (no photos allowed) and history is on display. It was just enough detail without going overboard. When we departed the museum, we headed for Omaha Beach.

Visited May 2013
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Northumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Too much reading”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

The museum was modern the film very good but the exhibits were little different to a book. Lots of photos, lots of reading but the physical exhibits were rather run of the mill and did ny inspire. A great shame as we went to quite a few museums which were much better.

Visited May 2013
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St Augustine, Fl USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A powerful and manageable story of the liberation”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Although smaller than the Caen museum, the story and power of the invasion is wonderfully stated with a most informative method of photos and music and displays. It does not overwhelm you with detail, yet if you wish to delve further you can. I have read much about the invasion but this museum is a must see before you head out to all the beaches and areas of the assaults. It made me realize that it was not only a miracle that the landings occured but that the battle still wore on seriously for months after. I would return to this museum over and over again.

Visited May 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Where's the bogs?!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

In the middle of the museum so it's not possible to go before or after - a major gaffe! Otherwise a fairly unspectacular attraction. Tip: park for free & take the little road train to explore the town before deciding where to visit on foot (everywhere is walkable, this place is 5 mins from the Cathedral, 10 mins from the Tapestry)

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must-see if you're in Bayeux”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Medium sized WW2 museum, with a few tanks, cannons, vehicles and a lot of information on the Normandy invasion. Entry costs 6€ and it took me a good 1.5hours to really check it out. Especially great with rain since it's all indoors.

Visited June 2013
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