The Airborne Museum is a museum located in Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the English Channel. This establishment is dedicated to the action of American paratroopers during the Second World War. It recounts the actions of American paratroopers from the eve of the Allied landings to their involvement in the Battle of Normandy and the end of the Second World War.
The Battle of Normandy is one of the battles of the Second World War. The Battle of Normandy took place in the summer of 1944 and opened the Western European front. The Battle of Normandy began with the landing, where American airborne troops had a major role in allowing the capture of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and then Utah Beach.
The Airborne Museum will be able to explain to you the role of American paratroopers in the capture of several strategic locations and their decisive involvement in the liberation of the Western Front by Allied troops. You will learn more about different battles like the Battle of the Hurdles, one of the different phases of the Battle of Normandy, which bears this name because of the countless hedges that have become a real trap for the different infantry who had to cross them because of the lack of visibility.
Immersion in the Airborne Museum
The Airborne Museum has set up a scenography that will allow you to feel the soldiers’ state of mind during certain phases of the Battle of Normandy. For example, you will find yourself in a plane a few minutes before being parachuted into Sainte-Mère-Eglise, or in the middle of the Normandy hedges.
During your visit to the Airborne Museum, you will be able to see a real Douglas-C47 and a WACO glider, historical pieces used during the Second World War to transport soldiers, vehicles and ammunition.
Visit the Airborne Museum in La Manche
The Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the heart of the English Channel. Thanks to its unique geographical location, you will be close to landing beaches such as Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, superb seaside resorts such as Ravenoville or must-see resorts such as Mont Saint-Michel.