Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation), Cherbourg-Octeville

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A fascinating military museum, Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation) is dedicated to the Ordre de la Libération, France's second national order after the Légion d'honneur, which was created in 1940 by General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces. At this site, you can enjoy three galleries and six rooms of displays documenting the history of the Free French Forces, de Gaulle's manuscripts, resistance activities, and the concentration camps.

You might find the precious artifacts displayed especially interesting. Showcases contain more than 4,000 objects such as uniforms, weapons, clandestine press and leaflets, transmitters, flags taken to the enemy on the battlefields of Africa and Europe, the first naval flags of Free France, and relics from the camps. The hall of honor is dedicated to General de Gaulle. Add Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation) and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation builder.
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  • The site in which the Museum is installed is beautiful: the roll fort dominates Cherbourg and you understand immediately its strategic character. A more modern point of view, the view is superb, and it embraces the whole of the city centre and the harbour. For what concerns the Museum, although relatively modest, I enjoyed a historical approach, of course, but also through the daily life. I do not regret my visit.
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  • I had visited him 23 years ago. I had a bad memory. It's raining I go back. Then the positives the landing of Americans, children in the very rare war in our museums, very rare Hitler pro also propaganda. Then the negatives what serves the firing squad, the diorama on the Jews with the names of the deportees chanted by a voice-over, the place of women. We go from the year 1941 in the year 1944 in a staircase. Not an explanation. Not made for kids too much reading. A good place for the propaganda posters.
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  • The museum was all in French, even though the topic was mainly about the British and US. Great views, lovely walk, under 18's go free  more »
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  • 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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