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. Plan your visit to Musee de Radar and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Douvres-la-Delivrande day trip tool.
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  • An interesting and very different museum. The German second world war radar station gives a very different perspective on the events following the D-Day Landings. The bunkers are excellently...  more »
  • Visited this German ww2 radar station in Douvre Normandy. Plenty to do and see, bunkers are well maintained as is the radar and layout. No cafe though on site  more »
  • I never thought it but I found this very interesting. The english speaking guide was very good and explained it all how it worked. How this particular site worked and how it was connected to help...  more »
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  • Unfortunately closed when we arrived (totally dead a few minutes aftrr closing time! ) had a bit to see through the fence so I am being a bit generous with my rating until I can go and see it. Might well be a 5 star!
  • Really nice place, acces to all the bunkers a few radars
  • Looks interesting but limited opening during 4 months of the year. Closed for our visit
  • 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.
  • Great detail and history with maps and photo's, plus large background into radar technology.

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