Airborne Museum

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  • 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

Airborne Museum - Review

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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  • Airborne Museum Address: 14 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Eglise, France, Cherbourg
  • Airborne Museum Contact Number: +33-233414135
  • Airborne Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Airborne Museum Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Airborne Museum(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Airborne Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Cherbourg include Airborne Museum in their plan

  • 69.05% 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

  • Extremely interactive for everyone in the family. They give you virtual guides for free that are like a game and kids will be 100 percent entertained (I also really loved them and it got me and partner excited to interact because he's not too big on museums). You also move through different spread out exhibits that give you breaks to keep your attention span going for the next one. Very fun, well put together, and educational for all!

  • Great place to visit as a family. Histopad system amazing. Enough to occupy all kids and hardened historians alike. Really amazing personal stories and stuff to see. Great interactive displays. Right on the sight of the famous d-day landing zone. Very up-to-date and a must see place.

  • Unassuming from the outside this fantastic museum has several galleries include a WACO glider and Douglas C-47 as used in Operation Overlord. Tells the story of the local area and allows you to go in more depth using the interactive Histopad which is included with your visit.

  • Absolutely spectacular. Exceeded expectations. Thought it was just going to be one building with some relics in a glass case but no... It's an interactive experience that is entertaining and impressive

  • Simply put, it's a place every American should visit at some point. This is one of the best museums dedicated to Airborne forces in World War II I've seen anywhere, and I've seen most of the Museum's dedicated to that subject, around the world.

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