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A commemorative site not to be missed in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, located between the Pointe du Hoc and Arromanches. From the outside, you are in the mood: an amphibious Sherman tank in the parking lot, as well as an American 155 mm gun "Long Tom", which took part in the D-Day assault, guard the museum entrance. Then you enter a vast exhibition hall decorated with a D-Day barge and a Rhino engine base, pieces found during excavations on the Omaha site. To the right of the entrance, a small room realistically depicts the life of civilians at the time (inspired directly by the life of the family of the former curator,Mme Chartier).

Vivid and emotional scenes await you in this museum, the very first to open on Omaha Beach, one of the five beaches of the Normandy landings of June 6, 1944. After extensive research, the museum aims to be as close to reality as possible, leading its designers to regularly review the scenography.

During the visit, one moves from one scene to another: June 22, 1940, the German occupation, the resistance, the repression, the restrictions, the ammunition, or even an American camp... The divisions then present were the 29th American Infantry Division, the 1st American Infantry Division (a total of 34,250 men, including 1,000 killed, 2,000 wounded and missing) and the 352nd and 716th German Infantry Divisions (number of casualties unknown). The historical facts, minute by minute, are perfectly illustrated thanks to an impressive collection of period equipment and battle relics. The faithful and meticulous reconstructions, using mannequins, photos, personal objects, period clothing and shoes, weapons, vehicles and military camps, reinforce the impression of "being there", and speak to everyone, even children and teenagers. For a poignant immersion in the heart of the events, accompanied, at the end of the visit, by a very educational 25-minute film on the Landing of June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. It also presents the testimonies of many American veterans.

Located 200 meters from the "bloody" Omaha Beach, the scene of the violent battles fought by the American soldiers on June 6, 1944, the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, with a surface area of 1,400 m², is essential for a complete understanding of the events. Everything speaks to everyone.

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Information on OMAHA BEACH MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Quality Tourism. Closed from mid-November to early February. Low season: open every day and on public holidays from 9:30 am to 6 pm. High season: open every day and on public holidays from 9:30 am to 7 pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing time. Adults: 7,20 €. Children (from 7 to 15 years old) : 4,20 €. Group (10 people): €4.60. Student rate (16 to 25 years old) on presentation of the card: 5,80 €. Shop. Small animals accepted (in arms or in a bag).

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Owner's Message OMAHA BEACH MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Covering an area of 1400m², the museum has an important collection of uniforms, personal objects, weapons and vehicles. Numerous reconstructions of American and German scenes plunge you into the heart of the history of the D-Day landings and what was the daily life of all these men who came for our freedom. A rich historical documentation, superb archival photos, explanatory texts and thematic panels represent all the phases of the occupation period up to the D-Day landings. During the visit, a film accompanied by testimonies of American veterans clearly explains the D-Day landings on Omaha and Pointe du Hoc. All the different objects on display belonged to the soldiers and are all steeped in history. The museum's collection is always in constant evolution. Museum adapted for children.

Timetable OMAHA BEACH MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Members' reviews on OMAHA BEACH MEMORIAL MUSEUM

5 reviews
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celta6
4/5
Visited in april 2022
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Un musée très touchant
Ce musée est très riche en objets témoignant de cet épisode douloureux de l'histoire. Très simple, il va droit au but. En prime, le petit film projeté est particulièrement émouvant.
EvaH.
5/5
Visited in august 2019
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Flash back le temps d'une visite
Ce mémorial est très riche et mérite qu'on s'y arrête.
Il possède une impressionnante collection d'objets qui permettent de s'immerger rapidement dans le contexte de l'époque.
Les scènes immortalisées sont captivantes. Le contenu est précis et bien documenté.
Une belle visite que je recommande vivement.
sel75011
5/5
Visited in march 2018
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Petit musée très bien fait
Un petit musée très bien réalisé, qui présente de nombreux objets du débarquement ainsi que des scènes de cette grande bataille. L'immersion est très bonne ! On y apprend de nombreuses choses de manière très simple. Une étape à prévoir dans la découverte des lieux du débarquement.
La normande
5/5
Visited in june 2017
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Super musée à taille humaine, des belles scènes et surtout un accueil très sympa.
lauretes
5/5
Visited in march 2017
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Un musée très vivant qui retrace la vie lors de la guerre 39-45, des photos très parlante, ainsi qu'un super film vous attend à la fin de la visite. Je recommande ce musée !

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