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“Excellent, and moving, museum”

Museum of the Battle of Normandy
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Bayeux
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Owner description: Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles which took place in Normandy after the D-Day landings, between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The collections of military equipment, the diorama and the archival films allow the visitor to grasp the enormous effort made during this decisive battle in order to restore peace in Europe.
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Well laid out and informative. Takes you through D-Day landings until the conclusion of the war in France. Excellent signage in English and comprehensive displays. Friends of ours took a tour to the Normandy beaches while we opted for the museum. Comparing notes afterwards, all felt we made the better choice with the museum.

One thing we found fascinating was the very clear explanations of matters other than on the battlefield. For example, nursing, engineering, supply chain, and transport were all very well covered.

Afterwards, go to the nearby Commonwealth War Cemetery nearby. You will leave with a better understanding of the sacrifices young men and women of that generation made on our behalf.

This is a must do if you care for our history and what your fore-fathers did for you

Thank WineJourneys
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum up to a point but it is the old type of museum where you read the caption under the picture and then move on, not sure if you are going in the right direction. After a while it all gets overwhelming and you can't absorb anything more and you are hoping the end is soon. The movie at the end is a welcome relief from the reading. I learned some things and have some good visual
Images of the war (now I know what the battle of hedgerows looked like) but it wasn't a knock my socks off experience.

Thank mbell2015
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This museum in Bayeux is one of many covering the D-day landing and related aspects of the WW2 landing and following events. This one has more equipment, tanks artillery etc. maybe better for the kids and the military enthusiasts.
We (an Australian couple) found the Caen memorial the best and most informative of the venues, and then the American cemetery at Omaha beach a very moving experience.

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

it was a bit of a walk from the centre of Bayeux, the content was a little dry, but the film was excellent

Thank Poopyplops
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Excellent detailed history of the D-Day landings and the subsequent few weeks of fighting.

The film show was worth the visit without the actual physical exhibition.

Thank Reuben D
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