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Museum of the Surrender

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Address: 12 rue du Pdt Franklin Roosevelt, 51100, Reims, France
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+33 3 26 47 84 19
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Great little piece of history!

This museum is great. Although it seems small there is so much to see. The film was great, so many original pieces on display but the best part has got to be the actual room where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Hazel M
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is great. Although it seems small there is so much to see. The film was great, so many original pieces on display but the best part has got to be the actual room where the surrender was signed. It's amazing to be in there and it's preserved so well yet you can go in. Access is so easy... More 

Thank Hazel M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a relatively small museum, but it has incredible items - from the surrender day and victory day newspapers, authentic pictures to authentic furniture where historic personalities sat on such an important day to all of us. Very moving! However, it requires more care.. heat is affecting the items and museum desperately needs more funding.

Thank MildaLeo
Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

For history fanatics a must, for others also worthwile. Find yourself in the room where the surrender by the German forces was signed. Reims has played an important role in the last phase of the war, do not skip the movie.

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West Hallam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was worth a visit, and was better than I expected it to be. Going to the exact room where the German surrender was signed at the end of the Second World War was itself of interest, and much of the story of the circumstances which led up to this happening here in Reims was not previously known to me.... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A short movie is played in English to explain the history then you go through the museum. This small museum is mostly filled with military uniforms but the map room is worth the visit. If you have an interest in WWII history, it's worthwhile to visit this historic site. We were the only ones in there on a November weekday.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

You are in the room where the representatives signed the documents ending WW II. This modest location witnessing the end of an horrific period of history. Excellent video.

Thank bek610
Wareham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum is small, but packs a lot of info into a smallish site. The articles of surrender for WWII was signed here. Amazing document only five paragraphs long. The room it was signed in was a very simple school room. There are lots of manekins with authentic military uniforms.

Thank laborlady
Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walked to the museum from our stay at Les Crayers, and what an amazing piece of history in the Champagne Region!! We were both shocked at the amount of historic artifacts in the museum, and so proud that both our grandfathers were part of the 'greatest generation' and WW2 veterans. This museum is not to be... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A small but very interesting and well presented Museum. Easy to find in the street behind the main railway station. Helpful English speaking staff available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My partner and I really enjoyed our visit to this unassuming little museum behind the town's railway station. I got quite a shiver down the spine at seeing the huge maps papering the walls of the room where the armistice was signed.

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