Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Ranville

4.8
#6 of 44 in Museums in Calvados
Monument History Museum
The story of the capture of Pegasus Bridge is well covered at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), where exhibits include the original Pégasus Bridge and a Horsa Glider. This battle was a remarkable achievement of the Glider Pilot regiment and the 6th British Airborne. Several monuments to the 6th British Airborne are beside the bridge. With our online itinerary creator, Ranville attractions like Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Small museum, visit which would need to be more together. You are given a circuit plan but after much reading, such an exhibition. Very interesting also. Little suitable for children. The room at the Center broadcast a video in English, perhaps under title.
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  • We had a very informative guide who brought the history of the area to life. The exhibits were excellent, particularly the huge glider that is on display and the story behind it all was amazing. Worth...  more »
  • The attack on 'Pegasus' bridge is a remarkable moment in the war, and this museum will tell you all you need to know about it and the people involved. It's well laid out, with lots of interesting item...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. They do tours in a variety of languages throughout the day included in the price. If you want a tour that isn't in French or English there aren't so many so it's worth checking the times, but they were running even in April. Museum itself is interesting. It's not an all day place but a few hours of a morning sort of thing. Plenty to see, obviously the history of the bridge but quite a bit of the background and side history too. Plus some other vaguely related interesting things. It's not a light-hearted "let's sit on a tank" sort of place but I'd say there were things of interest to most people.
  • Fantastic museum. Be sure to take the 30 minute guided tour (at no extra cost). The guide has numerous stories to tell from returning veterans. The museum has a brilliant collection.
  • Wonderful museum showing the opening phase of D-Day. Outdoor artifacts include the original bridge and a reproduction of a glider
  • An opportunity to reflect on the heroism of the men of British 6th Airborne Division who were so brave in their daring mission.
  • Great place to visit lots of stories brought to life, only complaint no air conditioning on a 39degree day

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