Musee de la Batterie de Merville

Musee de la Batterie de Merville

Musee de la Batterie de Merville
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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CraigHamilton1981
Aspatria, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was a really good museum and I really enjoyed it. I was not aware of the heroic exploits of the men from the Parachute Regiment who seized the Merville Battery. There is a superb sound and light show which illustrated the ferocity of the fighting. It also had a profound impact on my wife and sons.
Written 13 August 2020
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StefanonHolidays
Munich, Germany161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Absolutely incredible experience. Had the "pleasure" to visit this place in June and remembering the fact that in 1944 a lot of people gave their life to free Europe gave me additional chills when visiting this place. Everything is very well maintained and one can learn a lot about D-Day and the horrible experiences people had. Absolute must do of this place is go to the "son-et-lumiere". It gives you an inkling of what it was like when this batterie was stormed. I know it cannot compare to the real horror, but they really try.
Written 19 November 2022
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epipon1969
208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
A most humbling experience, the bravery of these young men and what they endured is incredible. This is a must for anyone interested in WW2 history in particular that of the Paratroop regiment. Good static display without sensationalizing it. The remembrance garden is quite poignant. The C47 is worth a look in the hanger
Written 16 November 2022
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Stuart_Away_Again
Cambridge, UK851 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
I love a good military museum and a bunker so this place was top of my list when visiting Normandy. Sadly didn’t get it. Gun emplacements we’re all exhibition rooms with no sense of how the guns fitted in. Everything was just too slick nothing worse left. It also seems to attract large groups all day.
Written 4 July 2022
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Kimbo_92
Lancashire, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited here in July after visiting near by Pégasus bridge, so glad we did! It is worth every single penny! Definitely would recommend and we will certainly be coming back next year to visit it again with our wider family.
The bunkers have so much on show compared to others in the area. Absolutely loved the sound and light show.
Written 26 July 2023
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wandering_blogger
Oxfordshire, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
We visited the Merville Battery recently with a family member who has a severe respiratory disability. We parked in a disabled bay and put a disabled badge clearly on display in the car windscreen, and then went to visit the site. The museum is very interesting, with a Dakota aircraft, lots of information boards, and a different exhibition in each bunker. You can visit the bunkers where the artillery guns would have been, and also the other buildings such as the ammunition storage area and the kitchen, which would have had a small flak gun on the roof! We did not go into the audio-visual exhibition of the storming of the battery, but it sounded very impressive! Our visit was spoiled after we returned to the car. As we were about to leave a member of staff approached our car and angrily accused us of parking in the wrong place. We showed the staff member the disabled badge, but they continued to shout at us "You are wrong, you still are wrong" before storming off back to the museum entrance. This event soured our visit and we felt that we were very unwelcome.
Written 16 July 2016
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number1leadman
Lincoln, UK391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This German gun battery was vital for the Germans to hold on to and not let it fall into the British hands. This was a scene of a terrific gun fight and eventually was overrun by the British with several lives being lost. It was captured not once but twice as the Germans managed to regain control of the sight. There is a Douglas Dakota parked up and we were able to go inside. One of the staff explained to our group that it could carry either men or machinery or a mixture. It also towed the gliders to land extra troops and equipment. There is a enactment in one of the bunkers and it really worth staying there for. It relives the moment the site was attacked by the British troops. The noise is tremendous and when the gun fires it really is like being there in the war. The whole place vibrates including the floor. The site has lots of bunkers and involves a fair amount of walking but there is a pathway for people with mobility scooters. Another museum worth visiting.
Written 14 August 2022
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MARK P
Liverpool, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
An excellent presentation of the Battery.. ...and the C47 is a real bonus! There are some additional improvements to the indoor elements of the museum taking place which will only enhance what is well worth visiting.
Written 11 September 2019
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TMLBaker
Plymouth, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This is an amazing visit, I visited it in October with work colleagues, from start to finish the whole site is great. You get to feel how the "lads" felt when they attacked this site the night before d day. Brave men
Written 19 November 2015
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cptnobby
Bracknell113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This has to be one of my favourite museums in Normandy. Only 6 Euros to get in, and worth every cent.
This is the original German Battery that was positioned to fire upon the surrounding area. Many gun emplacements and bunkers to explore, many containing films and displays from the era. An original WW2 Dakota on site, that is sometimes opened up for you to look around. Pretty even ground to walk around with gravel/hard packed pathways that lead you from bunker to bunker with information boards along the way (some are just in French but most are translated into English and many in German also). Some of the documentary films are simply superb. There is also a film in the large bunker that recreates the attack on the battery by British (and others) to clear it in preparation for D-Day. The film interviewing John Howard alone is worth the entry fee. Spent over 2 hours here and could have spent longer but it was a very hot day...
Small shop on way in/out. Toilets on site are serviceable.
Dog made very welcome and a water bowl was available part way around.
http://www.batterie-merville.com/the-museum/?lang=en
Written 29 June 2015
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