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“Superb location but museum disappointing for such an important and fascinating event” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee du debarquement

Musee du debarquement
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and...
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Turvey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Superb location but museum disappointing for such an important and fascinating event”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

The museum overlooks Juno beach and has a superb vista over the beach, with many parts of the "temporary" harbour still visible. My Dad was a 20 year-old RN officer in charge of a landing craft on D Day so I found the location particularly moving. He was also stationed in Arromanches at the end of the war for several months. The museum was really disappointing, given the fascinating stories associated with such an important event. Anyone going with children would find no attempt to appeal to them, to bring the stories to life. The displays had obviously been there for many years and it seems extraordinary that nobody checked the translation of the board displays, the English versions of which had several mistakes and odd phrases. There was little use of technology, which could have conveyed stories and detail for people particularly interested in some detail. The films could have been improved with clearer commentary and more vivid explanation. In the upstairs cinema, where headphones were used, the sound quality was poor. In Feb the place was still packed and we wondered why more of the entrance fees could not be spent on improving this experience.

Visited February 2013
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Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland
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77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Arromanches best museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

The guides are offering guided tours in several languages all day long. The multimedia shows are very interesting and the static exposition offers a good overview of the D-Day. One of the best D-Day museum in the region

Visited July 2012
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Esher, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Get in early”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Get in early before the groups arrive. There is a nice little shop inside the museum (but you will need to pay to get inside the shop (bit weird).

Visited May 2012
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Sydney
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Loved the cinema. Nothing bad to say about it at all. We were there the day after Armistice so everything was shut on the Monday after the 11th but because we were there for a few days it did not matter.

Visited November 2012
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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“Rude Staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Been to this museum many times before without problem, this time I was actually told (rudely) to be quiet by a member of staff who was taking a group of students on a lecture. This is despite the fact that she could be heard all over the museum and I was mearly talking about an exhibit to a friend about 5 mtrs away from her.

Visited October 2012
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