The Airborne Museum was established in 1964 in the heart of the village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy (La Manche, France).

Over the fifty years of its existence, the Airborne Museum became the largest museum in Europe dedicated to American paratroopers of 82nd and 101st Airborne Division engaged in Normandy in the context of Operation Overlord in June 1944.