Study the Battle of Normandy at numerous museums, memorials and military cemeteries.
Educational Visits & Study Themes
Some ideas of how Wyvern can show you more visits than the usual well trodden list
|Sites you may know||Good for||Similar sites you may not know||Good for|
|Musée du Débarquement, Arromanches||Dramatic position at the mulberry harbour location – a good museum about the genius of the Allied Invasion||Arromanches 360° Cinema||A modern use of technology to relay contemporary footage of the landings on an enveloping screen – well worth a visit|
|The Ouistreham Blockhouse||An impressive view over Sword beach from this observation blockhouse – a quality Atlantic Wall museum.||Hillman strongpoint||A mile or so inland from Ouistreham you will find the Hillman bunker – a D-Day objective for the Suffolk Regt that was much later captured. Visit is free and unattended – a must see.|
|Normandy American cemetery||It’s scale and imposing position on Omaha Beach. Famous burials (e.g. Roosevelt) and beauty.||Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial||Less visited but even more spectacular buildings and tree lined avenues greet you. Particular interest goes to the memorial chapel.|
- Landing Beaches, visit the sites of British, Canadian and American landings. Walk on the sands, picture the scene in June 1944 and re-enact the allied landings.
- The Atlantic Wall, visit German fortress positions, many of which you can still enter.
- Cemeteries, British, American, Canadian, Commonwealth and German – poignant reminders of the human cost of war.
- D-Day Museum & 360º Cinema, visit the excellent museum and cinema in Arromanches, overlooking the remains of the Mulberry harbour.
- Pegasus Bridge Museum, see the site of the daring airborne raid that successfully took a vital strategic crossing point and where the first soldier was killed on D-Day.