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Review of Second World War Museum (Musee de la Guerre)

Second World War Museum (Musee de la Guerre)
Ranked #9 of 33 things to do in Calais
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Owner description: Housed in a former German bunker, this museum holds a collection of items from all nationalities involved in the war.
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

One of the only things to do in Calais, but definitely worth it. If you like military history then this old Nazi radio bunker is definitely worth a trip.

Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Burwash, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“interesting And poignant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A little gem, hidden in the middle of the park, in a German bunker is this amazing museum. The man explained how to go round and gave us an mp3 player which gave information at various points on the way round, however, as it didnt tell you what number you were on or when to stop it we got a bit lost with the narration!!! We took my daughter and her partner (20 &21) and they loved it, they said it gave them a good insight into what the war was like and what people gave up for their country.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Titannia44
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UK
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668 reviews
468 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Hidden in The Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

You would'nt know it was there, but well worth a visit, to see what the French went through during the occupation. Excellent bit of history.

Visited June 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very intersesting, very local personal touch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited the museum today and were surprised by the centrality of the location. It was very interesting, albeit a bit eerie in the bunker. Was made especially poignant with the amount of local artifacts, references and pictures. It put a very personal picture to the whole thing and gave us a better understanding of the part Calais played in the war. The one down side was that we were not offered the audio guide (as there were too many british speakers there) and so had to rely on me translating all the material. This would have been a real disadvantage if neither of us spoke French!

Visited May 2013
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“interesting museum which highlights the role Calais played in the resistance to German domination”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Well worth a visit - though younger children will be bored rigid. what makes it special is that Calais has a well recorded anti- Nazi history and many local citizens lost their lives as a result - old, young, men and women. That real sense of local history gives the exhibits an immediacy which is both touching and chilling.

Visited April 2013
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