The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy uses 2,300m² of exhibition space to present the military operations which took place in the Battle of Normandy during the summer of 1944.
Opened in 1981, the museum is situated in the heart of one of the strategic sites of the Battle of Normandy - Bayeux, the first town in mainland France to be liberated on 7 June 1944. In the heart of the town's "memorial centre", named Liberty Alley, the museum is located close to the memorial garden for war correspondents and the British cemetery.
Outside on the museum grounds are several pieces of armour. In the corner of the car park is the squat looking form of a German Jagdpanzer 38(t) or "Hetzer". Nearer the entrance to the museum are an M4A1 Sherman and an M10 Wolverine Tank Destroyer. At the end of the grassed area, furthest from the car park, is a British Churchill Mk VII "Crocodile" flamethrower tank - one of Hobart's Funnies.
Duration of the visit: from 30 mins to 1 hour
There is a good car park, also handy if visiting the Bayeux War Cemetery.
The film is called "Normandy 44, a Decisive Victory in the West" and was directed by Dominique Forget. Runs for about 25 minutes.
Gifts and souvenirs are available in the shop, accessible without museum entry.
Adults : 7.50 €
Children under 18 : 5.50 €
Children under 10 : Free
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