« A museum like no other on the coast! Surrounded by key memorials dedicated to the landings of 6th June 1944 and the Battle of Normandy, this museum is very educational. Created by Nicolas Leloup in honour of the men and women of the time and in memory of his father Michel, the museum is a showcase for a collection that was carefully constituted over almost half a century. Displayed at first in Falaise, this "treasure of war" finally found a home opposite the vast American cemetery at Omaha Beach (which you can visit when you leave the museum). One feels very small in the middle of this space, facing the seemingly disproportionate yet real size (scale 1:1) vehicles which include tanks and artillery guns ... Presented in chronological order, civilian and military scenes have been reconstructed with stunning realism, displaying models and objects of everyday life. The immersion is complete thanks to archive recordings which take visitors back to the painful period of war. The museum collection is very impressive (10 000 pieces and objects as well as 35 German and Allied vehicles); the set-ups give much to think about, especially in these troubled times. The fruit of man's intelligence, know-how and technology is overwhelming. Yet a sentence resounds as we depart: why is intelligence so often used for the service of war ? »
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Visits lasts about 1 hour, depending on your centres of interest.
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Tariff for groups : 5 € per person from 20 participants (1 free admission per 20 paying adults)
Opening times : Open 7 days a week
February - March / October - November - December : 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM
April - May / September : 10.00 AM to 6.30 PM
June - July - August : 9.30 AM to 7.00 PM
Winter closing 24th, 25th and 31st December, closed in January until 11th February
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : 0033(0)2.31.22.00.55
Fax : 0033(0)18.104.22.168.15
OVERLORD MUSEUM-OMAHA BEACH
On the round-about to the American Cemetery
Lotissement Omaha Center
F-14710 Colleville sur Mer
GPS coordinates :
DD (decimal degrees)
Latitude : 49.34786395676818
Longitude : -0.8558446168899536
DMS (degrees, minutes, seconds)
North : 49°20'52.31"
West : 0°51'21.04"
By road :
- 280 km from Paris (RN 13)
- 50 km from Caen (RN 13)
- 55 km from Ouistreham (D 514)
- 20 km from Bayeux (RN 13)
- 20 km from Arromanches (D 514)
- 80 km from Cherbourg (RN 13)
- 120 km from Mont Saint Michel (A 84)