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Normandy Tank Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Somebody spent a lot of time and money here!
Great exhibitions with about 99% of all vehicles restored to D-Day condition.
From Memory it mainly has US Tanks, Shermans and one German Tiger, but many other very interesting WW2 vehicles.
Well worth a visit to see "Complete" vehicles as they were used in the Normany battles.

Thank Greg W
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Located on one of the original airfields established shortly after 'D' day, this museum has a comprehensive display of armour. You follow a path weaving through the exhibits pausing to read interesting explanations, or watch contemporary newsreels of the events. Well worth a visit Plenty of parking

Thank eonaLondon
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

One of the best kept and largest collections I've ever seen! Perfect for families and history buffs of WWII.

Thank SNFisher
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

For the past five years we have been visiting Normandy around the D-Day celebrations. Curiously, this museum was one that we hadn't visited before, so we decided to have a look.
From the outside the building appears quite large, and there's the hope that the rather steep €9 admission fee gives you a lengthy visit, showing all the tanks that took part in the battles here. No such luck, unfortunately. Only a third of the building is used by the museum, and after a short walk through the collection you find yourself back in the giftshop, as overpriced as any in june.
To be fair, the collection was presented nicely, but instead of the two planes and several motorcycles, we expected to see a bit more tanks. We didn't count them, but I would not be surprised to learn that there were more trucks than tanks in this tank museum.
We did enjoy the visit, but not as much as we would have liked, and not as long as we had preferred. There are far better museums in Normandy, and far better tank museums in Europe. It's doubtful we will return here.

1  Thank Morrison359
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

We are currently visiting all landing beaches and drop zones in Normandy. As part of our tour of Omaha we visited this museum. Although only open since June 2013 it is well stocked with exhibits in excellent condition. Indeed we were told that virtually all the exhibits were in working order. The majority of exhibits were built into displays with equipment of the time together with life size mannequins depicting troops of WW2. The text accompanying each display was extensive and informative, far better labelling than most other museums we have visited in Normandy.

The museum is in a large warehouse type building, but even with a building of this size, the exhibits are themselves large and so there is a limit to how many items can be displayed. For example one of the exhibits is a M25 tank transporter consisting of a 6WD tractor (M26) and a 40 tonne trailer (M15), this magnificent machine not surprisingly has a significant footprint. possibly as a consequence of space limitations, most of the displays are of Allied kit though there is a small number of German vehicles. These German vehicles include a Panzer IV and a motorcycle/sidecar combination painted in desert colours (I think it was a BMW R75 but I may be mistaken).

I have only one criticism of the museum and I write here as someone who uses reading glasses for all text. The text, although informative, was in white on a green background. In the lighting conditions of the museum this colour combination frequently rendered the text impossible to read without glasses. Unfortunately, many of the information boards could not be read with glasses either, due to their distance from the reader. A great pity as all text appeared interesting.

Still we highly recommend this museum to those with any interest in WW2 vehicles.

Thank SHShaw
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