Liberation Museum, Cherbourg

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

Address: Fort du Roule, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, France

Phone: +33-233201412

Ticket Price: 4 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Liberation Museum, Cherbourg

The Musee de la Liberation, is a mighty military museum which stands proudly on the Roule mountain, over Cherbourg. Over 117 meters above the sea level, this museum is dedicated to France’s second national order ‘Ordre de la Liberation’. It also depicts the role played by Cherbourg in WWII, as it was the first post freed from occupation and thus holds a significant historic importance. The Museum contains three galleries and six rooms documenting the history of free French forces, concentration camps, and resistance activities. The hall of honor is dedicated to General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French forces. The exhibits consists of over 4000 objects including uniforms, weapons, transmitters, press and leaflets, the first French naval flags and flags taken behind the enemy lines of Africa and Europe. The educational and theatrical itinerary ends with a stunning panoramic view of Cherbour harbor. Highlights and must sees include:

  • De Gaulle’s Manuscripts
  • Weapons and objects
  • Hall of honour

Liberation Museum Information

  • Taking a tax to the top is advised as it’s a long walk up the long hill.

Liberation Museum Ticket Prices

  • Reduced: EUR 2,10
  • On Sundays and for under 26 years : Free

How To reach Liberation Museum by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi.

Restaurants Near Liberation Museum

  • Juxtabar
  • Little Big Place
  • Courtepaile

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Liberation Museum, Cherbourg Reviews - Write a Review

  • Good steep walk, may be better to go up in a car, there is free car parking realy good view from the top see all over the town and harbour.

  • Little or no information about the actual fortress and no access to the cannon batteries below (separate tour). That being said, the museum provides interesting facts about the area during the WW2. Some English information lacking here and there, but all in all good. Nice walk up and a great view of the city. Used around 45 minutes there.

  • Great view, interesting and well done displays.

  • Beautiful exposition, well put together, tells the story very well, worth the visit.

  • One of the best places to be in Cherbourg. Sunday free entrance

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