Airborne Museum, Cherbourg

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Airborne Museum, Cherbourg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 14 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Eglise, France

Phone: +33-233414135

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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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

Airborne Museum Ticket Prices

  • EUR 5: Children
  • EUR 6: Adult groups, per head

How To reach Airborne Museum by Public Transport

  • Walk or hire a taxi
  • Ask a local for the bus details

Restaurants Near Airborne Museum

  • Le Normandy
  • La Pause Gourmande
  • Chez Jeanne

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  • Very interesting and definitely worth visiting. Brings all what happened in 1944 to life. Both mesmerising and informative. Found the experience moving and it brought home the magnitude of exactly what happened. xx

  • This was a fantastic place to see. So much history. Right outside you can see a John Steele replica of when he was stuck on the steeple after his jump. I recommend it to everyone.

  • You got to see this museum to understand the D_Day landings. Brave paratroopers landed with nothing more than a rifle and ammo in the middle of the night in unknown territory. It tells the story of those brave guys. Also see the paratrooper doll still hanging on the churchtower. Though hanging on the wrong side, but that was for the movie 'The longest day' a better place. Nice to know that....

  • Very good museum! Very well designed and interesting visit! Did not regret paying the admission price. Worth it!

  • Really worth a visit if you go to Normandy. Give yourself a couple of hours to get round the whole place.

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