Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux

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One of the best on the topic, Museum of the Battle of Normandy has a good balance of explanations of the infamous D-Day battle and interesting artifacts both small and large. Outside the museum are four armored vehicles: a Sherman tank, a Crocodile tank trailer, and Marder and M-10 Hellcat tank destroyers. Inside are a self-propelled 105 mm howitzer, a Quad-50 caliber anti-aircraft "meat chopper," a radio truck, a bulldozer, and several other large items. Plan to visit Museum of the Battle of Normandy and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bayeux attractions using our Bayeux travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very cool and awesome! Nice film that show, understand what is war! To see with children to understand life as it was then!
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  • August 17, 2017
    This museum gives a detailed account of the events leading up to the liberation of Europe. There is a variety of artefacts and written displays and images to wander through. In places the noises of ba...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The museum had more information than I had thought and is a must see. Outside there is a Sherman and M10 tank on display. The museum is not so large as to overwhelm you, and can be seen in 1 or 2 hour...  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    Excellent museum. Surprised by the amount of material on display. Slightly different angle to all of the many D-Day museums in Normandy as it deals with the whole Norman campaign. We went here first and I think its the best place to start your WWII tour.
  • July 22, 2017
    Amazing area. The museum is poignant and the town real pretty. The tapestry is long like very very long!
  • June 28, 2017
    This museum is ok. It's location is easy and a decent start to your day of exploring the beaches. The layout is confusing and has little to no flow. Check out the first 5mins of the cinema, worth it for a clearer understanding of the events. If you have lots of knowledge of the battle at Normandy I recommend skipping the museum.
  • June 20, 2017
    Good museum and good content. Layout of exhibits and boards could be improved though and made easier for children to follow. Seems a little dated.
  • July 3, 2017
    Was educative but they should point out what time the film starts so one goes in accordingly and doesn't need to wait.

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