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Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation)

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Address: Fort du Roule, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
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+33 2 33 20 14 12

This museum examines the significance of the Battle of Normandy.

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Fascinating place

This was apparently the first museum of its type and is kept very well with new exhibits being added quite often we understand. You are led on a journey through rooms dealing with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Liz R
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

IT is free on Wednesdays so we got there free. Even so other days the charge is small and I would say it is worth it. The view over cherbourg is wonderful and the road up to it an experience. Overall it is interesting and rewarding.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was apparently the first museum of its type and is kept very well with new exhibits being added quite often we understand. You are led on a journey through rooms dealing with how things progressed through those long years. There are many small and fascinating artefacts, along with much more chilling aspects portrayed. Technical detail is fascinating and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Have visited this venue in the past. Great drive to the museum via numerous hairpin bends. Very well laid out venue with several screens and exhibits. Go out onto the battlements and you will be met with a breathtaking view of Cherbourg the port and views of the harbour and out into the channel.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Walked up the road from the station round the hairpin bends on a lovely sunny day to this reminder of darker days. The museum is well laid out and provides a brief history of the occupation and eventual liberation of the area. The museum is perched on a hillside overlooking Cherbourg and the outside terrace provides panoramic views of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

You can walk up the windy road to get to this museum. Takes about 40 minutes from the old town. It's not too expensive to get in & the views of the port are great. The museum is informative & in both French & English (although mainly French). Worth a visit if you are staying in Cherbourg.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

To finish up your visit of the Beaches of Normandie, this Museum takes you to the reason for the location of the landings. Their main aim was to cut off Cheburg from their main supply lines and use the Port to supply the invation of Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had an unexpected stop over in Cherboug. The taxi from the train station was 15 euros to the museum. Too difficult to walk in it. Very minimal as far as displays although some had an English translation. Good view of Cherbourg for pictures and the gal who worked there was helpful. She even called a taxi for me for the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We didn't know about this place until someone at the Aquarium told us, we caught a cab and went to the top of the hills overlooking the city, its got great views and some interesting history.

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Middlezoy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Well set out and very interesting. Set at the top of the 'mountain' the views are fabulous, the museum is very thought provoking.

Thank Kate M
Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Being from the USA, I studied a lot about the beach landings on June 6th 1944 but had little knowledge of Cherbourg. It was well worth the 4 eruos to see the museum. After walking up the mountain, I could only imagine what the young Americans felt when fighting to free Cherbourg. Knowing several WW11 vets and hearing their stories,... More 

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