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Airborne Museum
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US$102.40*
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches...
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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.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Very well done! Do not pass this one up as it's a must see for all ages when visiting the area. Even my children who are normally bored with museums found something to be interested in here.We particularly liked the flight simulator. It's obvious a lot of imagination, research, and hard work went into this. I cannot find anything I disliked at all. If I had to say anything...maybe the gift shop was a bit overpriced. But that's to be expected. Even the shop seemed to have a little something for everyone.

Thank nicmo9702
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

An incredible museum housing a C-47, uniforms, kits, armaments, etc. Two small theatres to see actual footage as well as the 40th anniversary commemoration by President Reagan. Another building houses a glider used in the landings and yet another a mockup of a C-47 you walk through to view the different areas of the aircraft and paratroopers it carried.

We could easily have spent most of a day here. Everything displayed in the museum was either used during the landings or items worn or used by soldiers and donated.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I did not expect such an astonishing show when I entered the "operation neptune" display. I was driven to tears! The exhibit led you into a very dark hull of a DC3 and the roar of engines was deafening and the entire hull vibrated as it must have done in 1944. At the "parachute" door at the rear one could see an astonishing 3D view down below with flak coming up... then cross a dark and scary glass bridge to be scared by the diorama below. No real human being these days will ever know what those boys faced in those days... but this display might soften the most hardened heart.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Very well done. Great personality. Very well done, didn't want to "do" a lot of museums. Glad that we choose this one based on suggestion of Vivian and Rodolph at La Fiere!

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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!

Thank LepRecorn
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