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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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  • Many things to see in this museum. Rich in objects of all sorts at the time. See a film about Holy Mother Eglise the war complete this visit. Many vehicles and aircraft. Holy Mother Church is somewhat mythical.
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  • We visited this museum on a lovely sunny day after a walk along the Utah Beach where the Americans landed. This museum is great for war buffs with lots of displays and video footage. The museum is bui...  more »
  • What a fantastic museum! I must admit, I was dragged along by my husband as he is the WW2 enthusiast, but the museum really fascinated me. Lots of intriguing artefacts, plenty of pictures and informat...  more »
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  • Fascinating. Having heard lots in the past about the beaches, it was very interesting to learn more about the paratroopers involved in D day.
  • All I can say is thank you! This museum helped us connect the dots of my grandfathers unspeakable times during D-Day and the month that followed. Great job to immerse us into the sights and sounds of the campaign that occurred. The personal stories and items displayed made names come alive and real. Including the German aspects was important to see the whole picture.
  • Not a single thing was dull or uninteresting. Educating and really nice. I can definitely come back. A must to visit if you are in Normandy.
  • This is more than museum, it's as close as I could imagine actually being there at the time. Easy to get to from Cherbourg and so much to experience. Include the famous Cemetery, tank museum, Utah beach museum and nearby St Marie Du Mont military shops, and you will have captured the 'experience of D-Day' (2 days gives you tons of time). Enjoy and bring plenty of spare camera batteries and memory.
  • Fantastic museum, loads of really interesting things to read about and see. Very moving visit. However the cinema screening in the one exhibit was appalling, constant waffling about Ronald Reagan, who was apparently too short sighted to actually fight. But you'd think he won the war on his own...ghastly, come on museum owners, sort it out, we did.not travel all that way to listen to all that nonsense.!!!!!!