The Airborne museum, located in Sainte-mere-Eqlise, is dedicated to the memory of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions that landed in Normandy, on the night of 5th June hours before the Allied landings. The museum was first opened in 1962, with major share of collections and exhibits donated by the townspeople and veterans of 82nd and 101st airborne divisions. It currently has more than 4500 artefacts and memorabilia dating back to the WWII. This one of its kind museum in Europe features a life-sized scene depicting a stick of paratroopers of the 506th Parachute Infantry regiment of the US, enplaning at a British aerodrome in June 1944. Highlights and must sees include:
- The museum dedicated to the Landings on the night of 5th June 1944
- Special events and exhibitions at the site
- 25 minute emotional film based on the liberation of Sainte Mere Eglise by the American paratroopers
- Over 4500 artefacts
Entrance Ticket Details For Airborne Museum
- EUR 5: Children
- EUR 6: Adult groups, per head
How to Reach Airborne Museum
- Walk or hire a taxi
- Ask a local for the bus details
- Le Normandy
- La Pause Gourmande
- Chez Jeanne
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86.01% of people who visit Cherbourg include Airborne Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
68.35% of people start their Airborne Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Airborne Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Airborne Museum
Airborne Museum Reviews & Ratings
Great museum. Very successfully illustrated and communicated also through tablets - for a few seconds you can imagine how it was to be there - before being reminded you have no imagination of what it must have been like. Deep respect for these men.
Really good museum. Focuses a lot on individual stories as well as an overview of the whole battle. There is an interactive Ipad you get given when entering the museum. I didn't use this. Lots of good artefacts. Would definitely visit again.
Great museum with a lot of history and items. The tablets are breaking the immersion though. Try to come when there is not a lot of people because they prefer to watch their tablet instead of looking real objects. Despite this little problem it's still one of the best museum about landing. St. Mère Église is lovely.
As an American military family visiting, great experience for all!! My six kids enjoyed it, they give you an interactive tablet and the kids loved it. We really enjoyed it!! Reasonable prices and a must to see if visiting the beaches of Normandy. Veterans of both the 101st & 82nd....have to see!! The area is very cozy, even during off-season (March). Stop at the craft beer shop in town for 82nd beer. See the church with the paratrooper stuck. Great visit!! Recommend!!
Best museum from WWII. A truly must see!