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Airborne Museum, Sainte-Mere-Eglise

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Airborne Museum tells the story of D-Day in pictures and displays mementos of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. See a Douglas C47 transport aircraft, a Waco glider, a Sherman tank, several artillery pieces, vehicles, equipment, many small arms, uniforms, and other historic objects. This is one of the best D-Day museums, offering an extensive collection of artifacts together with significant explanations and context. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Sainte-Mere-Eglise holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Airborne Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A not to be missed museum!! It's a whole collection of different building with their own individual design and contents. It has a real gripping experience in Operation Neptune where you are immersed i...  more »
  • Tuesday 6th 1944. A turning point in the world's history. So don't miss this museum. Loved every minute of it. Give yourself plenty of time to ponder each exhibit. Great  more »
  • This was one of the first museums we visited in the Normandy area and it provided an excellent overview of Operation Overlord through a powerful series of displays. I would make this a must visit. Air...  more »
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  • Excellent exhibition and worth a detour to visit along with the town. The exhibit giving an idea of what it would have been like to have made the jump, is a particular highlight. Went with our 4yr old who had enough to enjoy, but more suited to children a little older.
  • This is one the best museums in the area. What made it special for me is that there is alot of historical artifacts however they are displayed in a simple and not overwhelming way if you know what I mean. This museum is a must-see if you're driving up or down the Cotentin!
  • The Visit to Sainte Mere Eglise was exceptional. The museum was full of well presented information and items from the 82nd and 101st Airborne (101st is what Bandbox of Brothers is based on, a great mini series). The town it's self was cute and small filled with great WW2 antiquities and souvenirs shops. It has good places to eat with a strong American theme and there are American jeeps still driving around the town and the region. If you are planning to visit over the next few days you will run into many currently serving US paratroopers that will be partaking in a range of ceremonies including a reenactment of the WW2 paratroopers drops over Normandy on May the 4the 2017. I'm sure there are event like this around the D-day anniversary every year try and plan your day here some time leading up to June 6th.
  • Excellent museum. The children will enjoy the interactive features.
  • Excellent museum, make sure you allocate about 2 hours to go around this museum there is lots to do and see.