Musee de Radar, Douvres-la-Delivrande

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Learn about the development and use of radar technology and its vital role in World War II at Musee de Radar, housed in a wartime German radar station. Visit the museum and explore its two refurbished underground bunkers, which display information about the station's capabilities and role and offer a glimpse into the daily life of the men who operated it. Displays allow you to follow the advancement and evolution of radar during the war and learn about its use by watching the short film. Afterward, head outside to see the preserved pieces of radar hardware and dishes. Outside, be sure to visit the crowning centerpiece of the facility: the Wurzburg-Riese radar dish, 8 m (26 ft) in diameter and one of very few left in the world. Add Musee de Radar and other attractions to your Douvres-la-Delivrande trip itinerary using our Douvres-la-Delivrande vacation planner.
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  • Easy to find, parking, very nice. Guided tour or not, about an hour outside and inside. The site is not made for people with locomotor difficulties. The guided tour is top! the guide is passionate. We learned a lot. I don't recommend it for children (the our 5 and 9 years old, just a little). Small shop, the person who was at the cash we gave a lot of advice and we have same fluotte a card with the "spot" not to be missed. Bravo! because your explanations were more complete than those of the office of tourism.
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  • Having a family member who survived the landings at Sword beach, it was humbling to visit some of the battlements where my grandfather has fought. When my husband asked to add this museum to the list ...  more »
  • You will know everything about radars on the German side: large, big, small... the tour is can be a little long but volunteer guide is well known to share his passion. Caution do not forget your "little wool": bunkers chilly and wet! Not to be missed
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  • Somehow for me the point in this Museum is missing. Radars are from all times, not only WW2. Most dont even have a sign explaining from which time or nation they are. No info on how the single units worked as well. Most of the bunkers cannot be entered. In the main room the subtitles off the video were missing in the exact moment the radar site was mentioned. On the map always the same lights went on, no matter which buttons you were pressing in the german side. The big Würzburg-Radar in the middle is the only thing special. But even there: You cannot enter it. It just has a tiny sign with 2-3 lines of text in which the name is written wrong and the range the radar can cover is wrong ( obv. the info was taken from one of the smaller Würzburg versions, the one standing there is the big version with a range off 70km). Conclusion : Exhibition seems unfinished and there is no real subject that the Museum can cover. Dissapointing - if you are nearby have a look at the Würzburg Radar from the outside and go on ...
  • You can walk around it in about an hour or take a tour that takes nearly 90mins. It's really interesting to see the inside of a bunker and learn about why the landings were so successful.
  • A very interesting place to visit in Normandy. Special to mention the Radar Wurzburg and the bunkers to visit.
  • Very special museum devoted to radar. If you pass is worth a visit otherwise ... ...
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  • Nice mentality to refuse access to the toilet for a pregnant woman to 8 months on the grounds that she did not come to visit
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