(Additional museum visits, and special guest speakers may be added or changed at a later date as conditions and group size dictates.)
Visits can be arranged to visit nearby cemeteries or memorials for those who have a personal connection to fallen friends or relatives.
Pegasus Bridge Airborne Museum
Inaugurated on 4th June 2000 by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, the Memorial Pegasus is dedicated to the men of the 6th Airborne Division and their heroic actions during the Battle of Normandy 1944. Visitors to the museum will learn about the vital part played by the 6th Airborne Division which while sustaining heavy losses secured the eastern flank of the landing beaches. Maps, original equipment, a video and model presentation of the airborne attack and a full lecture outside on the original lift bridge are among the highlights of this stop.
The Merville Battery
The only part of the Atlantic Wall that Rommel visited three times (6th March, 6th May, 27th May 1944) during the 3 months preceding D Day. An educational trail that threads through the site, explaining the role of each bunker, the way the Battery functioned and the stages of the attack at dawn on 6th June 1944. A complete rearrangement of casemate no.1, resumed to its original state as at dawn on 6th June and where, thanks to odour diffusers, special lighting and digitally spaced sound effects every half hour, it will be possible to experience the minutes that preceded the neutralization of the Battery. Combining the three senses, sight, sound and smell will immerse the visitor into a deluge of combat, the hell that unfolded at dawn on 6th June, replicated.
The Todt Battery
Dive into history and discover the life of German soldiers in one of the 7th largest constructions of the Third Reich: The Todt battery. There are reconstructed: the dormitories, the engine room and armoury. Inside there are several thousand 1939/1945 pieces that are exhibited in over 10 rooms on 3 floors. Outside, you will see a unique piece in Europe: a German gun “K5” on track with a caliber of 280 mm marine artillery and a maximum range of 86 km. Throughout your visit, you will find maps and explanations in English.