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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64.53% 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