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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

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Address: avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: +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 history. Great staff. Lots of history and heroes. Walk around the area for the experience. Stop at the cafe if open.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first bridge secured, and the Brits did it by flying in soliders in gliders.... so they arrived silently. The first glider to arrive landed 45 metres from the bridge, after gliding for 10 km ! Amazing ..... ask if they have a tour going in your language (English in my case), but there are loads of info... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum in July 2016. The museum is run by a private association mixing British and French citizens. Funds are scarce but the museum is slowly increasing its collection. The latest addition is a replica of a Horsa glider, which helps to picture the fight for the bridge. The museum is focusing in details solely on the capture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and well worth a visit. It was a very humbling experience reading about the people that took part in the military operation. The exhibition really brought it to life. This was suitable for all ages and easily accessible. Suitable for a rainy day activity.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Pegasus Bridge with my two boys 6 & 8, and the Museum was a big hit with them. Loads of interesting things in the inside part, and the outside park was great. I got a discount by showing my Forces ID card, and the boys were free. My Grandad was at D-Day, and the Centaur tank they have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum tells the story off the battle for Pegasus bridge on the 5/6 june 1944 in film and artefacts including the original bridge, and glider used in the battle and it brings home the fact so many people lost there lives so we can be free today,

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