Omaha Beach Memorial Museum

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

The Omaha Beach Museum describes the history of the D-Day Landings on Omaha Beach in Normandy on 6 June 1944 during World War II. Located on Omaha Beach itself, 300m from the beach the museum showcases a large collection of uniforms, weapons, personal objects and vehicles. Dioramas, archival photographs, maps and thematic signs, as well as a film featuring veterans' testimonies, will guide you through the story of the D-day landings on Omaha and Pointe du Hoc.

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Founded: 1944
Category: Museums in France

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Nate Hartrich (6 months ago)
We unfortunately went during the off season and the museum wasn’t open. We did check out the outside with the tanks and guns this was our first stop on our Normandy trip. Then on to Omaha beach down the road a little bit. If you are going during the off season just check out the visitors center at the American cemetery it seemed like it was better and free.
Kevin W (9 months ago)
Great museum. Alot of items, not only weapons and stuff, but everyday soldier items. Dioramas are well put together. Perhaps some of the men could be in more action poses, but it's ok. Friendly staff. Did not watch the movie, as the timing didn't work for our visit, so I can't comment on that. Get there early to beat the crowd. We arrived at 11am and was one of 3 cars in the lot. By the time we left at 12:30, the lot was full.
Ellen Fitzpatrick (10 months ago)
Amazing museum with so many artefacts from WW2. The 25-minute film really helps you understand what happened on D-Day, and the real footage and interviews bring the story to life. Very nice gift shop too.
Martin Horony (11 months ago)
Nice museum, a lot (and I mean A LOT) of historical badges, helmets, weapons and ammo types, patches... If you want to really look at every single thing and read every poster, diagram, etc. that's here, you can easily spend >2hrs here. Apart from displayed things you can watch a ~20min film about D Day in french/english and there's a nice souvenir shop at the entrance/exit. Was here on foot so car parking wasn't a problem (there were empty spots so even by car it wouldn't be an issue), also there's a M4 Sherman, Pak 43 88mm gun and another artillery (i suppose?) gun in the parking area which is really nice. Some of the displayed items are in the photos. Overall would recommend.
The Happy Dublin Biker (14 months ago)
Amazing displays of photos, articles, uniforms and equipment from WW2 and D Day. Very helpful friendly staff. Worth a visit.
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