Normandy Victory Museum

1944, another history

The Normandy Victory Museum

Normandy Victory Museum

Musée de la bataille des haies

We welcome you to the heart of the Cotentin marshes, in Carentan in Normandy.

In about twenty scenes, in the middle of an exhibition of more than 10,000 authentic collectibles, our museum invites you on a moving journey alongside those who have lived and made history. Whether they are combatants or civilians, national heroes or everyday heroes, we pay tribute to them.

Normandy Victory Museum

Museum of the battle of the hedges

The Normandy Victory Museum welcomes you in the heart of the Cotentin marshes, in Carentan in Normandy.

In twenty scenes, in the middle of an exhibition of more than 10 000 authentic collectibles, our museum invites you on a moving journey alongside those who have lived and who have made history. Whether soldiers or civilians, national heroes or everyday heroes, we pay tribute to them.

Focus on an event marking the history of the Second World War, the battle of the hedges or Hedgerows Hell.

Why come to the museum?

The director of the Godefroy Beaussire museum and one of the founders Patrick Fissot take you on a tour of the Normandy Victory Museum. Why this museum? What do we see there? What do we do there? And what memory will you bring back?

Currently at the museum

Women in War photo Harold Lambert

Temporary exhibition

Women in war

The Battle of the Hedges is at the heart of the museum trail and constitutes the very identity of the structure. With a view to always enriching the place, the museum team as well as the collectors have decided to include new themes. Among these, the role of women during the Second World War occupies a special place at the end of the tour.

Expo Vétérans Florent Plana

Temporary exhibition

Portraits of veterans

In collaboration with Florent Plana, known for his numerous interviews with veterans, we invite you to find in the heart of the stages of the museum, photographs of veterans. They are positioned in the museum in a coherent way with regard to the fights in which they participated. Each portrait is accompanied by a presentation in text form.

Expo Vétérans Florent Plana

“A Christmas at the museum” Corporate offer, Christmas dinner at the museum

What if you offered an original Christmas party to your employees?

Our best entries

Museum entrance

Museum entrance

Access 10,000 objects, twenty sound stages and temporary indoor exhibitions. The exterior part: military vehicles, barges, etc. is freely accessible.

Adult price: 9 €

Family package

Large family package

Large family 

Take advantage of a reduction of 6 to 12 € with the family pass at 30 € for 2 adults and 3 or 4 children.

Price: 30 €

Tour in a 1940s Dodge

Tour in a 1940s Dodge

Embark in a DODGE WC military vehicle from the 1940s for a journey of around twenty minutes in the small Norman road.

Price: 30 €

What you think of the Normandy Victory Museum

Superb visit!

Superb visit! Everything is done to interest young and old alike, do not hesitate under any circumstances. In addition the staff is super nice! Thank you! Ludivine - Google - August 24, 2021

Superb visit!

Museum rich in objects and anecdotes. Not to miss ! Nice discovery.
The scenography is rich in meaning and knowledge.
669marl - Tripadvisor - August 24, 2021

A real learning of local history.

Great museum, the testimonies of veterans of the Second World War are a real plus to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the battle of the hedges. A real learning of local history.
Céline - Google - August 23, 2021

THE BEST MUSEUM we have visited

THE BEST MUSEUM we have visited !!!! We are in total immersion in the battle of the edges. The scenes are super realistic, and the uniforms authentic. TO SEE ABSOLUTELY, AND MORE CHEAP !!!!! And the shop .... ooooh there is everything, from souvenirs to objects of reenactment!!! We don't know where to turn !!!!
Mickael - Google - August 18, 2021

A must see

Well done museum with superb scenes, very nice welcome and to go around in a Dodge in the bocage with a young enthusiast. Gerald - Tripadvisor - August 15, 21

From A to Z everything was perfect.

From A to Z everything was perfect. The guide / driver knows his subject and is very friendly. The booking was quick and efficient. We had a great day, the visit to the museum is good and the sets are very well done, we feel like we are there. I will happily recommend this activity to friends and family.
Jason Aloche - Regiondo - 08/15/2021

Everything is in the detail it's incredible

Superb museum. Everything is in the detail it's incredible you have to take the time to take a good look everywhere because there are real treasures. it is a pleasure to visit a museum like this one. The pieces are exhibited in their own juice but with heart and passion to stick as closely as possible to what this era could have been. Must do if you are passing by. oh yes the staff are very nice! I really recommend this museum because I had a great time.
A. Lefevre - Tripadvisor - August 11, 2021

Very nice museum

Very nice museum. A must see between Omaha and Utah. Worth the detour. Very nice home. Will come back a third time.
Joël Van Doren - Google - July 08, 2021

Very nice museum

Very nice museum. It looks small but it doesn't. A nice collection of objects, French / American / German .... An exhibition on the mobilization of women during this war is very well done. A very nice visit ...
Cassandre Chapotte-baldacci - Google - July 05, 2021

Very beautiful museum, we never tire of it

Very nice museum, we never tire of it, the scenes are very realistic, a lot of period objects. Really perfect, the kids especially liked the submachine gun shooting. The jeep where you can take a picture with helmets, it's very nice. Do not hesitate to go to an inexpensive and really top-notch family museum. Super nice welcome
Miss Lili - Google - June 2021

A museum that deals with a lesser-known part of history

A museum that deals with a lesser-known part of the history of the post-Normandy landings. I still learned a lot, although I had already visited many museums in the region. I also recommend the tank baptism, impressive.
Céline Da Silva - Regiondo - August 18, 2020

Great for organizing a school trip

Great moment for schoolchildren to discover. The diversity of the proposals (museum visit + obstacle course + chariot course) thrilled the students. Staff available. Great welcome .. TO DO AGAIN
fute_467000 (Petit Futé)

This museum is a place apart, without windows and without frills ...

it immerses you in the daily life of the GI's and the Wehrmacht. With a soundtrack worthy of the "Longest Day", you will be surprised by a burst of MG 42 or by the sound of the tracks of a Panzer. Exceptionally, we were able to attend a live and open-air demonstration of Panther, Panzer IV and Sherman tanks on loan from the Saumur tank museum from June 1 to 5, 2019 for the 75th anniversary of the landing
Christophe Araignon - Local Guide Google - june 2019

The museum shop

WW2 souvenirs and specialties

The Normandy Victory Museum has also it’s militaria shop, in which you can buy much more than DDay souvenirs. These are replicas of WW2 collectibles, re-enactment outfits, models and educational games for children. There is also a large selection of books about World War II. Popular writings but also specialized and technical titles. Books, videos, magazines are available to broaden your knowledge and understanding.All these military objects are for sale in our shop or on our website (being redesigned).

The museum shop: WW2 souvenirs and specialties

Beyond DDay, a historical blog

In Normandy, the Second World War did not stop on DDAY. In the months that followed, la Manche still experienced fierce battles: the Battle of the hedges (Hedgerow Hell), the offensive of la Haye du Puits, the battle of Saint-Lô, Operation Cobra, the breakthrough of Avranches. Why were so many cities razed to the ground? How did the allies regain control? And what was the daily life of locals during these weeks in wartime before the Liberation?

Our blog is regulary enriched with specialized and didactic articles written by our team of historiens and enthusists. We also give the floor to specialists of the Second World War but also to locals who paid a heavy price for the landing.

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