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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  • Beautiful museum that traces of d-day. Well equipped beautiful pieces including a glider, a plane, and various vehicles. Beautiful reenactments especially inside the plane with paratroopers we believe. The small windows are full of small everyday objects of American soldiers whom I did not know.
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  • Beautiful museum well presented and well supplied, complete enough to understand what happened a bit expensive Parking of Holy Mother Church landed
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  • Seen operations as if we were there! Pavilion extra Pegasus, say no more not to spoil the surprise effect. An excellent museum. Essential.
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  • This museum was interesting! It has easy access and parking is very cheap (2euros gave us 23h for the parking lot in front of the church). Kids have to pay unfortunately but I can assure you they’ll like it for the airplanes, layout and sound effects. It is divided into 4 small buildings plus some other displays around the Grounds. At the last building there’s a short movie.
  • Amazing museum. Airborne! I would defiantly recommend if you want to know more about the airborne operations during Normandy.
  • Surprisingly many original war items are showcased in this museum. It is a well maintained museum and much larger than expected.
  • Well worth a good long visit.2 hours needed to fully appreciate all the displays housed in 2 main "Halls" Many local residents can still recall personal events of those days in harrowing detail or even the following generation can tell tales from parents. Entry is only 18 Euros and well worthit. This museum forms part of the whole storey following the invasion of europe where allied forces under operation overlord took back control from nazi Germany, this particular museum concentrates mainly with the American assault of Utah beech, the whole storey from the entrance to the exit is very informative, exacting and somber. The cost is not an option as the price goes towards the upkeep of a piece of history which we must keep for the future generations, this along with all the other museums are well worth visiting they are found all over the normandy peninsular and especially the beech areas. Would I visit this museum again, yes I would when i'm next in the area.
  • This museum was better than I was expecting. Great cost, easy to use and navigate, the English translation are clear, the military jargon is spot on, and the history is very accurate. I have read about the Airborne operations of D Day since I was a child and it was exciting to finally experience this location in person. Must see in the American sector.

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