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Second World War Museum (Musee de la Guerre)

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Address: Parc Saint Pierre, 62100, Calais, France
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+33 3 21 34 21 57
09:30 - 17:00
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Thu 09:30 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 09:30 - 17:00

Housed in a former German bunker, this museum holds a collection of items...

Housed in a former German bunker, this museum holds a collection of items from all nationalities involved in the war.

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Pleasant surprise.

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... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Stephen M
New York City, New York
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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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).

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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.

Thank Mary P
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 in their residences was a real eye opener as to what it must have been... More 

1 Thank Stephen M
London, United Kingdom
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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 the Germans, and its subsequent liberation, in World War 2. The museum is situated in... More 

2 Thank bill_a_graham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 together and really tell the story of ww2. Worth a stop.

2 Thank Alison M
Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Sadly I left this attraction too late in the day but the guide let me in for free for 1/2 hour before closing. The old German accommodation bunker is split up into lots of separate compartments, and each one filled with wartime artefacts. Very interesting and well worth a visit to witness some of the atrocities of war, and how... More 

2 Thank michelfrancois2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Found this on route, an independent museum with WW2 displays, one of the few left in this part of France, worth an hour. Very interesting.

Thank casbrown
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

My partner & I planned our time in Calais to include a visit to this museum. In February, it's open on a Wednesday - apparently. In actual fact, it doesn't open until March so we weren't able to go in. The sign outside the museum says it's open on Tuesdays in February & it says the same on the website... More 

1 Thank Beantin
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

If you are interested in WW2 and Dunkirk this is an attraction you must visit, ample car parking outside to include coaches and motor homes. Not so easy to find, I would recommend using Longitude & Latitude references ONLY as my sat-nav did not find it on just address. I will let the pictures do the talking...

Thank Will B
Sandown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

We visited this museum on one of our previous visits to Calais. It is very interesting. The Park is in the centre of Calais so it is within walking distance of the hotels, shops and restaurants.

Thank Jane G

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