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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

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Address: avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
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+33 2 31 78 19 44
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A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured...

A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.

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Great for a half-day visit

Found the Pegasus museum by chance as we were staying in a hotel nearby, ferry having been cancelled. Glad we did, as we spent a lovely morning at the museum -it's well worth a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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coventry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the Pegasus museum by chance as we were staying in a hotel nearby, ferry having been cancelled. Glad we did, as we spent a lovely morning at the museum -it's well worth a visit, good displays, film and reconstructed Bridge.Outside there is a small collection of military equipment and mock-ups of the gliders that were used to carry the... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well a worth a visit. A living museum stories and artifacs of People who where here during the liberation... The original Pegasus bridge is in the museum itself, you can see bullet holes in the structure. Have a look in the glider you will be amazed hoe big they actually are. The Pegasus bridge story is quite amazing... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped here as a part of the 11-day Beyond Band of Brothers tour. The museum exhibits are great, and I especially appreciated the memorials/monuments outside dedicated to the six gliders and servicemen, and of course the bridge. It is well worth a stop on your visit to the Normandy area.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

In the early hours of June 6th, 1944, three gliders landed silently to unleash British troopers to capture the Pegasus bridge. You can spend time walking around the site. The locations of the gliders landing spots are memorialized. It's an easy walk from the museum.

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oxfordshire,UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a must visit to see what our grandfathers went through to secure our democratic society. This has special interest as some of the gliders took of from RAF Harwell, Oxfordshire close to were I live with local regiments.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Great history. Great staff. Lots of history and heroes. Walk around the area for the experience. Stop at the cafe if open.

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Tilbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very good museum chronicling the steps to freedom near the end of WW2 in this specific location and the specific role of this bridge in liberating Europe. The original bridge and other items used at this site as well as documentation and a/v presentations make this a very good museum/memorial for understanding the events and tactics used to achieve victory.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is more than just a museum it has a wide range of vehicles as well as the original bridge that was in place when the gliders landed, there is as well a full scale replica of a glider and part of an original glider. All in all this place was fantastic and you must visit

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Thought this was just a memorial but it is a great museum. Lots of stories about the individuals involved. There's a video that plays in English and French, worth watching before you go around but check the times. Staff will take you around outside and explain the night of the attack. There are also several vehicles and weapons outside

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is one of the best of the very many museums in Normandy. The memorabilia is displayed well, the stories are told well, and the staff are friendly. It is right near Pegasus Bridge. The first times I visited the area the 'real' Pegasus bridge was still in place, dented and damaged. It was removed in 1994 - 50th anniversary,... More 

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