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 Travel Tips
- Taking a tax to the top is advised as it’s a long walk up the long hill.
Entrance Ticket Details For Liberation Museum
- Reduced: EUR 2,10
- On Sundays and for under 26 years : Free
How to Reach Liberation Museum
- Hire a taxi.
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64.72% of people who visit Cherbourg include Liberation Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
56% of people start their Liberation Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Liberation Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Liberation Museum
Liberation Museum Reviews & Ratings
Museum not open at present time, but lookout great
The museum offers great insights into the role played by Cherbourg during the Liberation in the wider context of life in France, and propaganda war at the time. The BATTERIE DU ROULE guided visit (outside the main museum half way up the hill) is a great way to feel and understand how German troops lived and fought at the heart of the mountain - a trip through the network of galleries dug in preparation to potential attacks. Must see!!
Very interesting museam.
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.
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.