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
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.
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.
“A Christmas at the museum” Corporate offer, Christmas dinner at the museum
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Our best entries
Access 10,000 objects, twenty sound stages and temporary indoor exhibitions. The exterior part: military vehicles, barges, etc. is freely accessible.
Adult price: 9 €
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
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! 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
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 !!!! 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
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
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. 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 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 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)
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).
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.
Our last posts
Tourist guide passionate about the Second World War, Florent Plana is currently making a film scheduled for release in June 2022. Known for his interviews with veterans, he has a special link with Omaha Beach, on which have some scenes of the future film were shot. Before getting a preview at the Normandy Victory Museum next summer, take a look behind the scenes with us.
The summer of 1944 witnessed terrible clashes between the US military and the German army in Normandy. For 11 weeks, in the Cotentin, then in the center and in the south of the Manche, the American army, led by General Eisenhower, fought hard against the troops of the Reich. The staff’s objective is to liberate Normandy and move towards Brittany and Mayenne, then towards eastern France. Sadly, nothing is going to turn out the way the Allies expected.
Muse of the greatest artists of her time, Lee Miller embodied the feminine ideal of the 1930s. During the war, she proved to be an outstanding reporter at the time of the liberation of the camps. Photographing the enemy seems liberating for this bruised woman whose life and work are still intimately linked.