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“Phenomenal interpretation”
Review of Airborne Museum

Airborne Museum
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Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Airborne Museum, situated in the square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, a few miles from D-Day landing beaches, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, relates the heroic adventure of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. Through a spectacular museography, the Airborne Museum takes you through the D-Day alongside American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. From the invasion preparations in England through the battles for liberation, meet the Airborne troops and accompany them on their journey to Victory.
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Phenomenal interpretation”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I understand that the most interesting building in the museum complex is new for 2014. It contains a phenomenal interpretation of the air drop over St Mare Eglise and the subsequent actions. I will not make any further comment about the phenomenon as I was delightfully surprised. (If you want to be surprised then I suggest you do not read any other reviews as they may give it away.)

If you have to decide which museums in Normandy to visit this one should definitely be on your list!

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Best D-Day Museum in Normandy”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Title says it all. You should plan to spend several hours in the Airborne Museum. They have the very best collection of artifacts, uniforms, weapons and countless other memorabilia from June 1944. Of particular interest to me was the personal histories of participants in the battle--both Allied and German--many were hand-written passages and recollections that someone with real foresight was able to acquire before the men died. After you leave the museum it's a very short walk to the church with the parachute hanging from the steeple. (Take a few minutes to go inside the church to admire the centuries-old interior as well as the June 1944 inspired stained glass windows.)

Visited May 2014
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Chico, California
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“What can I say, its to amazing to imagine”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We visited the little town where John Steele of the 505th PIR, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below and visited the Musee Airborne, it was amazing to see the artifacts that had been collected and the whole experience I would recommend as a must see.

Visited May 2014
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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“Would have enjoyed seeing this but they closed at normal hours!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

How can you close a business at normal operating hours when you have an influx of international travelers attending a 70th anniversary event that is once in a lifetime? The traffic to get to the area alone was reason enough to extend hours - not to mention the hungry and knowledgeable visitors who were salivating to see this site. Tourism fail.

Visited June 2014
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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“Better Than Ever!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We loved the new addition they just added. "Operation Neptune" is a truly interactive experience and brings many of the things you see in other museums to life. A must see for any Normandy visit.

Visited May 2014
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