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“Must See for WW2 Buffs!”

Museum of the Surrender
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Reims City Pass
Ranked #11 of 76 things to do in Reims
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Boca Raton, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Must See for WW2 Buffs!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Lots of very interesting displays and items from WW2 and very low admission price. The staff did not speak English but the short video presentation had English narration. The only negative was that the video viewing room needed a good vacuuming!

Visited July 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Important WWII history”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Small museum, out of the way, but a significant part of WWII history. Start with the 10 minute video.

Visited July 2014
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“Don't allocate too much time to this and check out opening times.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We visited on the day after the 70th D Day celebrations and were extremely lucky to be there at the same time as some D Day vets. However, this was just about the highlight of the visit. There are few items to view and I would allow no more than an hour at the most. Saying that, the place is very clean and tidy and the people there are wonderful. They make as much of a go of it as they can. Bearing in mind it is only 4 euros for an adult and you go with the above points in mind, you will still have a worthwhile visit.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Rob S
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Must for WWII History Buffs”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

The Salle de Reddition, or Surrender Museum, is the building and room in which the German military signed an unconditional surrender to the Allies on 7 May 1945. Eisenhower, who did not attend the signing due to his superior rank, broadcast the surrender signing the next day from the building. The room in which the surrender took place was Eisenhower's war room at the time. The room was kept intact following the signing.

In addition to the surrender signing room, there are interesting artifacts (including General McAuliffe's military jacket and hat) included in the museum and a short interesting movie about the even, but the highlight is the signing room.

Visited May 2014
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A little known gem”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This small museum is housed in part of General Eisenhower's supreme headquarters. It was and the remainder still is a technical college. Initially we watch a short film detailing the background to the German surrender and the signing. We then see the signing room upstairs and an interesting collection of memorabilia. I had no idea that this unassuming building was where the surrender took place. We parked in the road to the side.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank Ian M
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