Live the history of the Normandy invasion at the Airborne Museum !

At the heart of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, hanging from the bell tower by his parachute. The Airborne Museum makes you live and understand the D-Day from the invasion preparations in England, through to the battles for liberation.

Board a glider and a C-47 aircraft with sound and light effects for a total immersion. You will also accompany the soldiers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division in the decisive battles of the Normandy Landings thanks to an hyperrealistic museography.

At the entrance to the museum, we give you a HistoPad tablet that will transport you in 1944 to a glider landing site, a field hospital, the church square during the German occupation… and many other worlds to discover! Learn more about it.

Board on mythic planes and discover historic items which bring you in June 1944. The Museum will bring you into the history of Sainte-Mère-Eglise thanks four buildings :

Thanks to the Waco glider and the C-47 planes, visitors and enthusiasts are invited to get back in time while browsing through this historic site.

In the brand new building Operation Neptune, be prepared to parachute on the 6th of June 1944! Join the nighttime embarkation of a C-47 aircraft in England, then drop into the square of Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the midst of the fighting and take part in the operations that followed.

 New Building !

Board a real C-47 with light and sounds effects!
Back in time thanks the HistoPad !




Many dummies in uniform as well as vehicles are displayed. We will disover moving testimonies and personal recollections; most of them were donated by Americans Veterans.

While leaving the Airborne Museum, you will keep in mind the poignant memory of these tragic hours that made Sainte-Mere-Eglise, its church and its surroundings enter History.

New in 2019:

  • HistoPad: Immersion guaranteed thanks to the high technology of the Histopad tablet! Thanks to Augmented Reality, interactivity and the hyperrealistic graphics of a touch pad, you will be transported to the heart of Normandy in 1944 and experience the highlights of the D-Day landings. Attending the landing of gliders or witnessing the setting up of a field hospital is now possible.
  • From April to November 2019: Temporary exhibition “La France combattante : The role and destiny of French soldiers from 1939 to 1945”


A private event at the Airborne Museum ? It’s possible! Feel free to contact us to book a meeting room, the conference center or the hall of Operation Neptune building. Conferences, seminaries, meetings, dinner : we handle all the organization !

Plan your events at the Airborne Museum

Seminaries and conferences

Bâtiment WACO

The WACO Building

Bâtiment C-47

The C-47 building

Bâtiment Opération Neptune

Neptune Operation

The shop

Few miles from Normandy landing beaches, the Airborne Museum has become the largest museum in Europe dedicated to the american paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne  engaged in the context of the Normandy invasion in 1944, during the Second World Word.