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“Nice Regional Museum” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)

Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)
Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Caen
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Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice Regional Museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had a special impressionist exhibit which was good. Also a regular collection display of modern art.

Visited July 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent and quiet museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Since we were in Caen, we decided to have a bit more history on Normandie itself (and not WWII events).

This museum is dedicated to the history of Normandy, from start to today. Very well laid out and informative. It is very inexpensive and is perfect for mature folks. Children will not like it, nothing for them unless they are interested by history. We spent 2 hours and was plenty. There is a temporary color photos exhibition, which is highly interesting.

Good for a quick visit

Visited July 2013
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Miami FL
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163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“History of Normandy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Told us about the history of Normandy starting way, way back. Done in an interesting way. Worth the time and money.

Visited June 2013
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128 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Extensive WWII review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is an expansive museum which covers the events leading up to WWII and covering the European Theatre as well as covering aspects of the Pacific Theatre. The pictures are haunting and really helps you realize what sacrifices were made on all accounts. There is an awesome black and white silent movie not to be missed which shows the preparations leading up to D-Day on both the Allies and Axis sides!

Visited June 2013
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Moreno Valley, California
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31 reviews
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“Great museum for school classes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Normandy Museum is the small museum in the château ducal in Caen and not the D-Day Peace Museum. The Normandy Museum in the castle is a great place to take a school class after touring the castle of William the Conqueror. It is free for school classes, if one calls the museum to let them know, a class is coming to visit. My high-school students like the upper floor a lot with the costumes and clothing worn by different social classes in Normandy. The teenage girls very much like the display of the black wedding dress.
It would be nice to be able to get a guided tour for school classes, even if they cost a small fee.

Visited April 2013
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