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. With our world travel planner, Sainte-Mere-Eglise attractions like Airborne 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 are interested in WW2 Normandy Invasion or you want to learn about it, this is a great museum. Several buildings hold a variety of exhibits including glider, plane, Jeep, guns, canons. The exhi...  more »
  • We had an awesome time and the exhibits were meaningful Several videos related to Reagan honoring the paratroopers in his 1984 visit  more »
  • Tablets are a plus but certainly have an impact on the cost of the ticket. Two small reproaches: Little explanation on the operation of the tablet Some windows are not documented We still have a good time that explains well the day of June 6, 1944 and the battles around holy mother church and especially the courage of all these soldiers, some of whom gave their lives to free us.
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  • As an American military family visiting, great experience for all!! My six kids enjoyed it, they give you an interactive tablet and the kids loved it. We really enjoyed it!! Reasonable prices and a must to see if visiting the beaches of Normandy. Veterans of both the 101st & 82nd....have to see!! The area is very cozy, even during off-season (March). Stop at the craft beer shop in town for 82nd beer. See the church with the paratrooper stuck. Great visit!! Recommend!!
  • Excellent museum. Allow all day to visit and to look at the nearby church. Make use of the interactive tablet which is really informative and has fun extras and information - we saw lots of people just walking round with them on the strap round their necks which is a shame as there's such a lot you can do with it (including location-specific information, quizzes and finding info on the exhibits so you get a downloadable certificate, face in holes photos etc). All the displays and sections of the museums are really well laid out and there are plenty of immersive experiences. Definitely one you shouldnt miss on a trip to Normandy.
  • Amazing place. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time with our excursion. Well worth a visit
  • Great for all . We spent a good 3 hours there . We where there in February 6 to 9 degrees outside so dress warm because no heating
  • Extremely interactive for everyone in the family. They give you virtual guides for free that are like a game and kids will be 100 percent entertained (I also really loved them and it got me and partner excited to interact because he's not too big on museums). You also move through different spread out exhibits that give you breaks to keep your attention span going for the next one. Very fun, well put together, and educational for all!
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