Airborne Museum, Sainte-Mere-Eglise

4.7
#1 of 43 in Museums in Manche
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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  • We only visited 3 museums during our week in the area and this was the first. They are all telling the same historical story, so it’s important to pick the ones with a focus that interests you or...  more »
  • There’s lots of planes and tanks and some you can go inside which has been decorated and is very immersive. They have tablets which you can use around the museum and makes everything more realistic...  more »
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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.

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