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

4.5
#12 of 44 in Museums in Calvados
History Museum Museum
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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  • There are so many museums in this area, of varying quality. They tend to be either 'large sheds full of rusting vehicles' or more professional museums, usually focused on a single key theme. This fall...  more »
  • This is not a fancy museum but it is JAM PACKED full of the most interesting artifacts, exhibits and a learning video. I was surprised how much we all learned and enjoyed from this museum  more »
  • Informative and interesting museum. It goes hand in hand with a trip to the American cemetery to show just how brutal this landing was for the Americans.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Beautiful museum. Great artifact collection.

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