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Second World War Museum (Musee de la Guerre)

Parc Saint Pierre, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 21 57
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This museum is great value for money (16 Euro for a family ticket) and provides lingua guides to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gemma D
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting

The museum has probably not changed much since it opened, but it was interesting nevertheless. I... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Michel D
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Brussels, Belgium
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Housed in a former German bunker, this museum holds a collection of items from all nationalities involved in the war.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good56%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Parc Saint Pierre, 62100, Calais, France
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+33 3 21 34 21 57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is great value for money (16 Euro for a family ticket) and provides lingua guides to give you more information on all the rooms and artefacts. The museum is in a WWII bunker which feels a lot larger on the inside than from...More

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The museum has probably not changed much since it opened, but it was interesting nevertheless. I hoped pictures and maps of Calais during the 1940 battle and I did. Also you find plenty about life during the occupation as well as the atlantikwall. Worth a...More

Thank Michel D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Been a few times just a few hundred years from the Centre of Calais The exhibits are crammed in & most have narative in English and it takes a while to get round The concrete bunker is quite small but this only adds to the...More

Thank lamptechonthenet
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum housed in a former German WW2 bunker. We only realised this place was here when we were about to get the train (it's two minutes from the main station), so we didn't have long but would thoroughly recommend it. So many fascinating artefacts,...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This museum is a hidden gem for sure, would never have known about/found it if we were just passing by! Not huge, but an informative trip none the less and is worth the short time to explore it and the grounds surrounding it.

1  Thank Lucas H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

France does the war museums well. I always find great interest in visiting, having a Grandfather who served in France in WW1 and three uncles who fought from D Day to Berlin in WW2 (All surviving).

Thank JAMES P
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Tripper visor said this museum was open, so we were excited to stop. I got all of the way there only to discover it is closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Please update your website.

1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stumbled upon this museum while going for a walk in the surrounding park. I believe it is located in a former German troop bunker. Seeing the posters that the Nazi's put up warning residents that they would be summarily executed if any weapons were found...More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 26 August 2016

When we look back on both World Wars we think about the trench warfare, the Somme and D Day, etc. Calais is hardly likely to feature on that list. However, as I learned from the Musee de Memoire, Calais suffered greatly from its occupation by...More

3  Thank bill_a_graham
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We visited on a sunny day but it was cold inside. It's a long corridor with 24 rooms showing how the war developed from the French declaring war on Germany to the last cannon. Uniforms, photos, news clippings and the audio commentary bring it all...More

2  Thank Alison M
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