Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux

4.3
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Military Museum Monument
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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  • Clear presentation of the events prior to and after D Day. We have this museum aware first visited before then to visit a variety of locations. The info gained at the museum helped us to various locations in your awareness. This place teaches you a lot about the backgrounds of the liberation in Normandy began. Therefore, this is a location that people with other interests for a holiday destination should/can Captivate. If you visit this museum and you have nothing else with the war history and visiting the locations then you have here the chance to hear a nice overview.
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  • Very interesting Museum with a clear and easy-to-read signage. A video taking film.
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  • Has a good weapons selections, nice examples of uniform, much of it is written in French although there are handy English translations dotted around, you can get a good deal on tickets if you plan to ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Was educative but they should point out what time the film starts so one goes in accordingly and doesn't need to wait.
  • The best place to learn about the d day landings. A must visit.
  • Its interesting and explanations in other languages.

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