Would you like to know more about the Second World War and the years 39-45? The Airborne Museum welcomes you all the year to discover the history of American parachutists during the Normandy Landings.
Thanks to the four different buildings and the presence of a real Waco glider and two C-47 aircraft, travel back in time and imagine the emotions of American soldiers during the Liberation of France. During your visit in’ Operation Neptune’ building, you will board a real C-47 plane from England to Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Thus, you will feel the sensations of American soldiers thanks to sound and light effects that will immerse you in the atmosphere of a night flight over the English Channel. Thanks to the Histopad, the interactive tablet given at the entrance of the Airborne Museum, you can see how several American soldiers, including John Steele, the American paratrooper known to have hung on the church tower of the Sainte-Mère-Eglise during the night of June 6, 1944, parachuted in.
By visiting the Airborne Museum, you will learn more about the D-Day landings and the role of American paratroopers and glidermen in the successful completion of the D-Day landing at Utah Beach. Indeed, the American soldiers’ mission was to create a bridgehead in Sainte-Mère-Eglise to facilitate the arrival of troops in Utah Beach.
During your visit to this history museum, you will have a global vision of Operation Overlord, from strategic issues to the completion of missions. The Airborne Museum is one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to the Second World War. It is one of the Top 10 museums to visit in Normandy and has become an essential site to discover or rediscover the D-Day Landings of June 1944, the War 39-45 and the Liberation of France
Location of the museum
The Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mère Eglise in La Manche. From this museum, you will be near the landing beaches and mainly Utah Beach. You will also be close to Omaha Beach, the two beaches that made up the American sector when the Allied troops landed.