The Airborne Museum is dedicated to the memory of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions of the United States Army who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5-6, 1944. The museum is located in Sainte-Mère-Église.
The museum holds more than 10,000 items, including the CG-4 glider and the C-47 Skytrain; equipment used by generals James Gavin, Matthew Ridgway and J. Lawton Collins; and John Steele's military decorations. The items on exhibit from World War II were used by paratroopers who jumped into Sainte-Mère-Église during the Battle of Normandy. The museum contains mostly American equipment, but there are some replicas of German military equipment from the period. There are at least a hundred uniformed dummies used to model uniforms and equipment of the period.
The Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Eglise should be on the "must see" list of everyone visiting the Normandy battlefields. With its latest addition it is now the largest, and quite likely the best D-Day museum in Normandy.
Duration of the visit: up to 3 hours
The museum does not have its own parking, but opposite the entrance and behind the museum are public car parks.
There is a well appointed gift shop with a nice selection of books and a range of other items.
The museum has toilets, and there is also a public toilet by the car park.
Adults: 9.90 €
Children under 16: 6.00 €
Children under 6: 0.00 €
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