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Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation)

Fort du Roule, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
+33 2 33 20 14 12
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Worth the effort

The views are beautiful as is the museum. I suggest you don't walk up the cliff it's quite a hike... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Normandy, France
via mobile

IT is free on Wednesdays so we got there free. Even so other days the charge is small and I would... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Fort du Roule, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
+33 2 33 20 14 12
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The views are beautiful as is the museum. I suggest you don't walk up the cliff it's quite a hike. The museum is far bigger as it would seem. The displays interesting for anyone into WWII.

1  Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 4 November 2016

IT is free on Wednesdays so we got there free. Even so other days the charge is small and I would say it is worth it. The view over cherbourg is wonderful and the road up to it an experience. Overall it is interesting and...More

1  Thank dmaa60
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was apparently the first museum of its type and is kept very well with new exhibits being added quite often we understand. You are led on a journey through rooms dealing with how things progressed through those long years. There are many small and...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Have visited this venue in the past. Great drive to the museum via numerous hairpin bends. Very well laid out venue with several screens and exhibits. Go out onto the battlements and you will be met with a breathtaking view of Cherbourg the port and...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Walked up the road from the station round the hairpin bends on a lovely sunny day to this reminder of darker days. The museum is well laid out and provides a brief history of the occupation and eventual liberation of the area. The museum is...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

You can walk up the windy road to get to this museum. Takes about 40 minutes from the old town. It's not too expensive to get in & the views of the port are great. The museum is informative & in both French & English...More

Thank Bivlewis
Reviewed 19 July 2016

To finish up your visit of the Beaches of Normandie, this Museum takes you to the reason for the location of the landings. Their main aim was to cut off Cheburg from their main supply lines and use the Port to supply the invation of...More

Thank Kakowood
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had an unexpected stop over in Cherboug. The taxi from the train station was 15 euros to the museum. Too difficult to walk in it. Very minimal as far as displays although some had an English translation. Good view of Cherbourg for pictures and the...More

Thank imtedious
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We didn't know about this place until someone at the Aquarium told us, we caught a cab and went to the top of the hills overlooking the city, its got great views and some interesting history.

Thank dhartshorne66
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Well set out and very interesting. Set at the top of the 'mountain' the views are fabulous, the museum is very thought provoking.

Thank Kate M
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We are in Cherbourg for the day on 9th September at start of a cruise. We have been before and done the Cite de la Mer and town itself. I am interested in going to this museum. Could you tell me how much the entry fee was and I assume it is open on a Wednesday? We plan to walk too. Google maps says about 45 minutes. I know it is uphill when we get there but we don't mind walking! Thanks, Ken
30 August 2015|
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how much are the entry tickets for adults and children and age for child ticket
27 June 2015|
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