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Musée de Troupe Aéroportées

(Airborne Museum)


A small museum near Pegasus-Bridge, Bénouville, Normandy France. This museum is part of the "D-Day Le Choc" ("D-Day the collision") route in Normandie. This is one of the 8 tourist routes that guide you through the Normandy battlefields. You can find information on these routes with most of the tourist offices.The routes are very well signed.


The museum gives information on the actions of the 6th British Airborne division in June 1944, Normandy France. Near the museum are a number of monuments with connection to the events of D-Day 1944. Not far from the museum is the so called Pegasus-Bridge, the bridge over the river Orne, captured on D-Day by Major John Howard.

Opening hours:

April 1st to October 15th, daily from 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:00
July 1st to August 31st, daily from 09:00 to 19:00

  The front of the museum in 1997.
  A British 5,5" Field Gun in front of the museum (1997).
  Major John Howard in front of "his" Pegasus Bridge in 1990.


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