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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PANZER Insight (3 months ago)
The museum was founded in memory of all those young men who died on d-day in 1944. and you will find several dioramas and displays with genuine items collected over the years. I is well light and doesn't have any of the overblown mood lighting the modern museum are so fond of these day, It has a classic layout, great information, pictures and display cashed with items everywhere. It's pretty well lighted and doesn't have any of the overblown mood lighting the modern museum are so fond of these day, It has a classic layout, great information, pictures and display cashed with items everywhere. Outside you will find a Pak 43 88mm gun this gun would have been place in some of the bunker on Omaha and today you still can find one inside the bunker which is a 30 minute walk away from this museum.
Claudia Cubas (4 months ago)
Amazing place and after I showed them my Veteran ID they wouldn't take my money for admission. This is the real museum. The others are just for profit personal collections...
David James (4 months ago)
Gives shape to D-Day in context of the three main villages - Colleville sur mer, St Laurent sur mer and Vierville Moving personal testaments.
Valeria (4 months ago)
The museum setting is too old style. Lots of mannequins in scenes reconstructions. The movie is very old and does not give justice to its important content. It could be done in a much better way, with more tech, interactions and contemporary language.
Sruthi Inba (5 months ago)
A great museum if you are interested in World War II and especially since Omaha is where a brunt of the action took place, it is very informative and awe-inspiring. They have a great 25 min film (both in English and French) that you can watch inside. Reasonably priced visit.
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