Airborne Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: 14 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Eglise, France, Cherbourg
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-233414135
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids

About Airborne Museum, Cherbourg

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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  • 95% of people who visit Cherbourg include Airborne Museum in their plan

  • 69.36% of people start their Airborne Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Airborne Museum

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Airborne Museum, Cherbourg Reviews

  • This museum was interesting! It has easy access and parking is very cheap (2euros gave us 23h for the parking lot in front of the church). Kids have to pay unfortunately but I can assure you they’ll like it for the airplanes, layout and sound effects. It is divided into 4 small buildings plus some other displays around the Grounds. At the last building there’s a short movie.

  • Amazing museum. Airborne! I would defiantly recommend if you want to know more about the airborne operations during Normandy.

  • Truely a highlight during our stay in Normandy. Very modern museum. Interesting for adults and children.

  • Surprisingly many original war items are showcased in this museum. It is a well maintained museum and much larger than expected.

  • Well worth a good long visit.2 hours needed to fully appreciate all the displays housed in 2 main "Halls" Many local residents can still recall personal events of those days in harrowing detail or even the following generation can tell tales from parents. Entry is only 18 Euros and well worthit. This museum forms part of the whole storey following the invasion of europe where allied forces under operation overlord took back control from nazi Germany, this particular museum concentrates mainly with the American assault of Utah beech, the whole storey from the entrance to the exit is very informative, exacting and somber. The cost is not an option as the price goes towards the upkeep of a piece of history which we must keep for the future generations, this along with all the other museums are well worth visiting they are found all over the normandy peninsular and especially the beech areas. Would I visit this museum again, yes I would when i'm next in the area.

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