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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  • If you go to Normandy to see places related to D-day, I recommend seeing it. Small but interesting. The final, stunning documentary.
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  • A museum that presents the historical context of the Normandy landings, well that can be done with children (not too complicated, not too "hard" and not too long), to make them understand what happened in 1944...
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  • If you only have time to visit one museum (and you should leave yourself at least two hours to see this one) while touring Omaha Beach this is definitely the one. (If you take a week, as I did, to vis...  more »
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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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