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Museum of the Surrender

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Address: 12 rue du Pdt Franklin Roosevelt, 51100, Reims, France
Phone Number: +33 3 26 47 84 19
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Small museum worth a look

This museum is small, but packs a lot of info into a smallish site. The articles of surrender for WWII was signed here. Amazing document only five paragraphs long. The room it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Wareham, Massachusetts
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are in the room where the representatives signed the documents ending WW II. This modest location witnessing the end of an horrific period of history. Excellent video.

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum is small, but packs a lot of info into a smallish site. The articles of surrender for WWII was signed here. Amazing document only five paragraphs long. The room it was signed in was a very simple school room. There are lots of manekins with authentic military uniforms.

Thank laborlady
Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walked to the museum from our stay at Les Crayers, and what an amazing piece of history in the Champagne Region!! We were both shocked at the amount of historic artifacts in the museum, and so proud that both our grandfathers were part of the 'greatest generation' and WW2 veterans. This museum is not to be... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A small but very interesting and well presented Museum. Easy to find in the street behind the main railway station. Helpful English speaking staff available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My partner and I really enjoyed our visit to this unassuming little museum behind the town's railway station. I got quite a shiver down the spine at seeing the huge maps papering the walls of the room where the armistice was signed.

Thank Loiseau
Parrish, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A very good attraction for historical buffs. Lots of interesting artifacts and information concerning WWII. The main issue with this attraction is the hours of operation. 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00, so plan accordingly. Located a short walk behind the gare.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This museum only needs about 1 hour of your time. If you have an interest in WW2 history you can go into the room where the surrender happened. Also looking on the walls you can see charts and maps. There is a 10 minute video which was interesting but the rest didn't appeal to me ad it was mainly uniform... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say other than its shut on Tuesdays. I really wanted to visit this attraction and was so disappointed to find it closed on a day that all other attractions are open. Oh well. We went to champagne tasting instead so not a dead loss.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was the office of Eisenhower during WW II and is the very room where General Jodl surrendered to Ike on May 7, 1945. The maps are still on the war. For those of us who remember VE Day, it is a even more special museum. The surrender was signed again the next day in Berlin.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love visiting sites which are preserved exactly as they were when the event they mark took place. The room in which the Allied Command took the surrender of the Nazi forces is laid out exactly as it was on that eventful morning. Whilst a similar surrender ceremony was held in Berlin a few days later, this is where the... More 

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