The Normandy Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mère-Église’s square just opposite the church. An effigy of American paratrooper John Steele hangs on the church spire. The museum pays tribute to the paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. The paratroopers landed in Sainte-Mère-Église on the night of the 5th June and into the early hours of the morning of D-Day. From the invasion preparations in England through to the battles for liberation, meet the Airborne troops and accompany them on their heroic journey to victory in Normandy.
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Address: 14 Rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Église
Phone: 02 33 41 41 35
The website for the museum is here.
The museum is open every day.
May to August : 9:00am – 7:00pm.
April and September : 9:30am – 6:30pm.
October to March : 10:00am – 6:00 pm
The last ticket sales are one hour before closing.
The museum is closed in December and January except during Christmas Holidays. Additionally, it is closed on 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January.
However, animals are not allowed (except in a closed carrying bag).
There are 4 different buildings to explore and also activity books for children to help them learn about D-Day. In May 2018, ipads were introduced in order to give visitors an interactive experience.
Videos And Additional Information
Watch the video below demonstrating how the iPads work.
This video with French and English titles gives a short overview of some of the sights you’ll be able to see.