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Airborne Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Airborne Museum, situated in the square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, a few miles from D-Day landing beaches, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, relates the heroic adventure of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. Through a spectacular museography, the Airborne Museum takes you through the D-Day alongside American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. From the invasion preparations in England through the battles for liberation, meet the Airborne troops and accompany them on their journey to Victory.
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Anyone with an interest in WW2 will enjoy the museum here. Coming up to the 70th anniversary, I expect it will be very busy in the coming months.

Thank Rocky17
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a pleasant museum in the center of the town of St. Mere Iglese, just across the square from the church where paratrooper John Steele's parachute was snagged on the tower. My favorite part of the museum was seeing (and walking through) one of the gliders that were key to the D-Day invasion. I watched the introductory film in French and I could see that the French audience was very appreciative of the efforts of the American forces for the invasion. They show the film in French with English subtitles and English with French subtitles. The museum was partially under construction when I was there -- one building was closed (or maybe it's a new building, it was hard to tell), but there is still plenty to see.

Thank ddell2
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Museum is located some 15 Kilometers from Utah Beach and some 44.5 Kilometers from Omaha Beach and directly across the street from historical St. Mere Eglise Church shown in the movie: “The Longest Day.” The Museum is open year round apart from January and on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December. This museum is a must see for any WWII History buff and contains a wide variety of displays and some 4,500 artifacts and displays and is one of the finest I’ve seen in Europe. A nice Souvenir shop is located adjacent to the museum. The museum’s main goal is to pay tribute to the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers and the 82nd Airborne Division. Among the many items are included a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, an authentic glider, a wide assortment of uniforms, firearms, and other period items used by the military, both allied and German. Admission for Individuals is 8 Euros for adults and children 6-16 years old, 4.50 Euros. Family prices are Adults, 5.50 Euros and Children, 3.50 Euros. Group rates are also available. Children under 6 years of age are admitted free of charge as well as the disabled, Veterans of WWII, and members of the Military, regardless of nationality.

Thank Scotty4454
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Without a doubt this museum is a must see. It's conveniently located across the parking lot from the St Mere church square which is another must see attraction. The amount of memorabilia and artifacts and pictures and displays (a Waco glider and a C-47 aircraft for example) is reason enough to see this place. This needs to be a mandatory stop and you won't regret it.

Thank M T
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a wonderful museum right across from the church in St. Mere Iglese. It is small enough to be able to enjoy every piece of war memorabilia in a few hours. The town is currently preparing for the 70th anniversary so they are making changes to the landscape. I hope they never change the church or the museum!

Thank Debbie0791
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