Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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#12 of 49 in Museums in Calvados
Located in Saint Laurent-sur-Mer on Omaha Beach, this museum has a fine collection of uniforms, weapons, personal objects and vehicles. Dioramas, photos, and maps together with a film featuring veterans’ testimonies explain the landings at Omaha Beach and at Pointe du Hoc. A landing ship, Sherman tank and “Long Tom” 155 mm gun are on display outside. With our world travel planner, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer attractions like Omaha Beach Memorial Museum 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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  • This museum looked small from the outside but inside it was packed to the brim with very interesting items and stories that added to our building knowledge of this important historical area. The film ...  more »
  • We visited the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum in Monday. It was very quiet as was the beach because it was early October and out of season. The exhibits, primarily mannequins in a variety of uniforms, ar...  more »
  • After a visit to the point-you hoc or on the beach, the visit is very authentic, because you very well can imagine much in the aftermath. As a result, you gain also a small (but good) idea what happened back then. The various scenes suggest life one during the fighting, so many weapons and ammunition as can be seen. Large vehicles and even a landing craft can be seen. In between, you can find many photos.
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  • It's a good little stop and the video at the end was interesting. Just not enough though to really grab me. The one in Bayeux is better, check that one out.
  • Went on my motorbike some years back, great trip! Great memory of d day and the terrible war. Look for the old structures, where the Germans had their cannons, where the allies set up the temporary floating cement docks (still there!) brought all the way from England! The new structures give you enough reading and visual material to be impressed
  • Disappointed by this museum. Had heard good things (maybe my hopes were set too high?). It's ok but definitely skippable. The film has some footage that is interesting to see and helps imagine that day (D-Day) but I felt the music accompanying the film was distracting and even a bit distasteful. The exhibits have weapons and gear from the time which was interesting but nothing that was a must-see.
  • Being so close to Omaha beach is very cool. It is a great place to stop and re-familiarize yourself with the battle on "bloody Omaha". Nice displays and information. Get yourself a little glass container from the gift shop so you can take a bit of sand home from the beach.
  • It was a humbling experience to visit Normandy and see the location where 1000's of men gave their lives to bring down a tyrant.

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