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Airborne Museum Hartenstein
The Airborne Museum tells the story of the Battle of Arnhem. One of the museum’s important goals is to make the Battle of Arnhem personal and tangible by telling the story from a multi perspective. Airborne Museum Hartenstein is a centre for remembrance, a place where national and international visitors can reflect on the Battle of Arnhem and on the important role of this battle in World War II.
0031 26 333 7710 Airborne Museum Hartenstein Website
Oorlogs Museum Overloon
The National War and Resistance Museum of the Netherlands. The museum is located on the site of the Battle of Overloon, a World War II tank and infantry battle between Allied and German forces that occurred in September and October 1944, in the aftermath of Operation Market Garden. Set in 14 hectares of woodland, it is one of two museums in an area now designated as Liberty Park. A feature of the museum is the large number of military vehicles and equipment on display, both German and Allied.
0031 610 953009 Oorlogs Museum Overloon Website
Airborne at the Bridge
Accompanied with a phenomenal view of the world famous John Frost Bridge, Airborne at the Bridge tells the personal stories of the British lieutenant John Grayburn, the German Hauptsturmführer Viktor Eberhard Gräbner, and the Dutch commander Jacob Groenewoud, who fought and died during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.
0031(0)26 333 77 10 Airborne at the Bridge Website
Dambusters Sperrmauer Museum Edersee
This museum tells the story of Operation Chastise on May 17th 1943 – the Dambusters raid by 617 Squadron RAF. See the construction of the Eder Dam and the reconstruction after the raid. Museum visitors with a valid admission ticket can take part in the daily guided tour of the Eder Dam from 10:00 a.m. free of charge.
0049 172 2787829 Dambusters Museum Website
Canada Poland WW2 Museum
This private museum was founded in 1994 as a tribute to our Canadian and Polish liberators who fought on October 6, 1944 at the Leopold Canal in Adegem. More specifically: Operation Switchback – the Battle of the Scheldt – Breskens Pocket. Our museum consists of a very unique historical collection with more than hundreds of complete uniforms and equipment of Canadian and Polish soldiers in lifelike dioramas.
0032 50710 666 Canada Poland WW2 Museum Website
Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes Clervaux
The Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes at the Château de Clervaux illustrates this historic moment of the Second World War by means of authentic documents, uniforms and weapons. The Museum retraces this dark but crucial period of the past century. The Ardennes Offensive or Battle of the Bulge lasted almost two months. It was one of the biggest and most confusing battles of World War II.
00352 26 91 06 95 Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes Clervaux Website
Musée Militaire d'Arlon
Through a rich collection of uniforms, weapons, equipment and various documents, the Military Museum of Arlon traces the heroic history of the Belgian Army Infantry from 1830 to the present day. The great moments of our history are evoked and represented in galleries filled with memorabilia, mannequins equipped with outfits of our soldiers as well as dioramas relating to major conflicts. The second part is dedicated to the US Army and covers three major themes, the evolution of the American uniform from 1917 to the present day through the Second Infantry Division, US Army, Europe and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and Operation Desert Storm.
0032 63 21 96 14 or 0032 244 146 68 Musée Militaire d'Arlon Website
La Coupole is one of the most impressive remains of the Second World War. This bunker, built in 1943-1944, was intended to store, prepare and launch on London Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rocket, ancestor of the current rockets. La Coupole is also a 10K-3D Planetarium. Discover space like you’ve never seen it before, thanks to our globally unparalleled technology!
03 21 12 27 27 La Coupole Website
Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques History Park
1942 Hitler orders the construction of the first launch base for the V2 secret weapon at Eperlecques. This construction site of one hectare of concrete bombarded on August 27, 1943 was abandoned in 1944. Today this historical park (deportation wagon, V1&V2 ramp, guns and military equipment, etc.) allows a fun and instructive visit with sound in 9 languages.
0321 88 44 22 Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques Web Site
Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie Todt
Step into the heart of history by discovering the life of German soldiers in one of the 3rd Reich's biggest constructions. You will find reconstructions, with thousand of objects from 1939-1945 on display in more than 10 rooms. Outside, you will find a German piece unique in Europe: a K5 railway gun.
09 66 91 97 33 Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie Todt Website
D-Day Collins Museum
The D-Day Collins Museum is located in the Chateau of Franquetot. This was the command post of General Collins' 7th US Army Corps in July 1944 from where he prepared Operation Cobra with Generals Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton. We also offer Bed and Breakfast as the perfect base for your Normandy tour.
0233 208836 or 0681 936351 Phillipe Tanne Website
Arnhem War Museum 40-45
The Arnhem War Museum provides an accurate picture of what happened in and around Arnhem during the years of occupation. The aim of this large private museum is to keep alive the memory of this important episode in history and to preserve a unique collection for the future.
0031 26 44 20 958 Arnhem War Museum 40-45 Website
Liberation Museum Zeeland
Set on an area of more than three hectares, in which the Battle of the Scheldt can be experienced. The exhibition pavilion is 4500 m2 in size. Around it you will find bunkers, various barriers, a Bailey bridge, tanks and even the restored emergency church from Ellewoutsdijk in the midst of Zeeland elements such as water, beach and dikes.
0031 113 671 475 Liberation Museum Zeeland Website
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum is situated on one of the very few surviving airfields which participated in the Battle of Britain. Permanently housed at Manston are splendid restored examples of the two principal World War 2 fighter aircraft which served the Royal Air Force so well in so many areas of conflict both at home and overseas. You can now gain an insight into flying the Spitfire on our Spitfire Simulator.
01843 821940 The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum Website
Jersey War Tunnels
Discover a story you will never forgot. A unique exhibition housed in the original tunnels built by the Germans using slave and forced labour during World War 2. Explore the story of life in Jersey during the German occupation. The hardship, the heartache and the heroism, in the words of the people who were there.
01534 860808 Jersey War Tunnels Website
The Channel Island Military Museum
The Channel Islands Military Museum is housed in a former 10.5cm gun bunker which once formed part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences along the coastline of St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey. The collection contains a lifetime’s work of collecting German Occupation items and related militaria. The collection allows visitors the opportunity artefacts both military and civilian that help tell the story of the five long years of German occupation.
07797 732072 Damian Horn Website
D-Day Museum Utah Beach
Situated on Utah Beach, this museum tells the story of the American Utah Beach landings that were so vital to D Day and the link up with the US airborne troops through a chronological tour, immerse yourself in the history of the D-Day landings and discover a collection rich in objects, vehicles, equipment and testimonies. See an authentic B26 bomber, an exceptional aircraft of which there are only a few left in the world, and relive the epic of the American soldiers through the film Victory Beach.
02 33 71 53 35 Musee Du Debarquement Utah Beach Website
Le Grand Bunker Musée Du Mur De L'atlantique
The Grand Bunker at Ouistreham is a truly unique museum - set on 5 floors of this important bunker that saw history made on D Day. Completely restored, it features engine rooms, filter rooms flanking casemates, chamber, infirmary, armory, radio transmission room and observation post. Plus a room dedicated to the 2 million slave labourers who were forced to work on Hitler's Atlantic Wall.
02 31 972869 The Grand Bunker Museum Website
Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Located close to the famous "Omaha Beach", on the D514 facing the roundabout that provides access to the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer. Overlord Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landing until the liberation of Paris. Personal items from individual soldiers and armoured fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy are in a series of dioramas showing over 35 vehicles, tanks and guns.
0033 (0)231 220055 Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach Website
The D-Day Story
The D-Day Story is the only UK museum dedicated to telling the story of 6th June 1944 through exhibits, interactives and video from the perspective of those who were there. Divided into three distinct parts the museum includes access onboard LCT 7074, the last surviving landing craft tank which carried ten tanks to Normandy and the impressive 83 metre Overlord Embroidery.
023 9288 2555 The D-Day Story Website
Since June 2019, D-Day Experience offers the possibility to enter a new dimension: discover our 3D movie theater and relive the events of June 6, 1944 through a 36-minute long documentary dedicated to the invasion, which focuses on the decisive battle for Carentan in its second part.
0033 (0) 233 23 6195 D-Day Experience Website
Mémorial Pégasus Museum
The Mémorial Pégasus is dedicated to 6th British Airborne Division which landed on the eastern flank of the D-Day Beaches on 6th June 1944. Thousands of artefacts are presented, many donated to the museum by Veterans and their families. On display in the park of the museum, along with a full size copy of a Horsa Glider, is the original Pegasus Bridge, liberated by the airborne forces on D-Day.
0033 (0)231 78 19 44 Mémorial Pégasus Website
Cobra - La Percée Memorial Museum
One of Normandy's best kept secrets! A wonderful museum focused on the liberation of the Periers sector of Normandy, showing of the battle of the road to the hospital, the last German line of defence held by the 2nd SS Pz Division, the most terrible fights of all the war for the men of the 359th Rgt of the 90 Infantry Division.
0607 478332 Cobra - Le Percee Museum Website
Atlantikwall-Museum (Hoek van Holland)
The museum is in a 1943 built German bunker, type Regelbau 611. This bunker is transformed into a modern museum. And entirely run and maintained by volunteers. Inside you will experience the story of the Atlantikwall through original artefacts, dioramas, text panels and in our cinema our own documentary. During opening an anti-tank gun is moved to its firing position.
0031 (0)6 2265 5069 Atlantikwall-Museum Website
The Battle of the Ardennes Museum (La Roche)
The Museum with an astonishing collection on 3 levels and 1500sq.m was started soon after the war by Michel Bouillon and has now been taken over by his son Gilles who continues developping it. It’s the only museum in the Bulge that has a British section. As La Roche was liberated by British troops on 11 January 1945, numerous British veterans have returned and donated artefacts and uniforms.
0032 84 41 17 25 The Battle of the Ardennes Museum Website
December 44 Museum La Gleize
This unique museum offers a chronological and themed journey into the history of the German offensive in the surrounding of La Gleize and the failure of Kampfgruppe Peiper to succeed in its mission in December 1944. The museum visit begins with an impressive encounter of 69 tons of armour in the form of a King Tiger tank from the 1st SS Panzer. It is the only one in Europe having participated in the Battle of the Bulge displayed at the location where it actually fought.
0032 (0)80 78 51 91 December 44 Museum Website
Bastogne War Museum
General Patton Memorial Museum
The museum pays tribute to General George S. Patton Jr., whose 80th infantry division liberated the town of Ettelbruck on 25 December 1944. In addition to the imposing statue of General Patton there are over 1000 photographs and documents that bear witness to the German invasion in May 1940, the Nazi occupation and the liberation by American troops in 1944. As well as many battlefield relics from the 1944 Battle of The Bulge, the museum also gives an overview of the air war over Luxembourg.
00352 81 03 22 21 General Patton Memorial Museum Website
In Flanders Fields Museum
The In Flanders Fields Museum is a museum in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the study of the First World War. It occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall on the market square in the city centre. The building was largely destroyed by artillery during the war, but was afterwards reconstructed.
0032 57 23 92 20 In Flanders Fields Museum Website
Bastogne Barracks Museum
On December 16, 1944 the Germans launched their last major offensive in the West. On December 19, 1944 Brigade General Anthony McAuliffe, commander of the 101st Airborne Division arrives in Bastogne with his division and he establishes his headquarters at the Heintz Barracks. On December 22, 1944 he writes history: he anwers "Nuts" to the German troops encircling Bastogne and demanding surrender. You can discover one of the continent’s largest military vehicle collections, as well as Second World War equipment.
0478 78 24 98 Bastogne Barracks Museum Website
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
On the historic former RAF Hawkinge near Folkestone, the museum holds the most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country. Aircraft, vehicles, weapons. Flying equipment, prints and relics from over 700 British and German crashed aircraft. Beverages and snacks, shop, free parking.
01303 893140 Kent Battle of Britain Museum Website
Musee 44 La Percee Du Bocage
Normandy's best kept secret. This wonderful and unique museum at Saint Martin Des Besaces tells the story of Operation Bluecoat and in particular the bloody fighting around the village which led to the British 11th Armoured breakthrough across the "Bridge of Bulls".
0033(0)2 31 67 52 78 Musee 44 La Percee Du Bocage Website