Normandy Victory Museum
Hedgerows hell Museum
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.
The hedgerows hell, a major fact of the Liberation
More than 20 realistic and sound-tracking scenes
Nearly 10 000 collectibles and vintage vehicles
Intense and original immersive experiences
Located on the A10 Airfield, a former American Airfield
Constantly renewed temporary exhibitions
Events organized or hosted by the museum
Currently at the museum
Women in war
The Normandy Victory Museum inaugurates this year a new permanent exhibition within its collections. The Hedgerows hell is at the heart of the museum journey and constitutes the very identity of the structure. With the aim of enriching the site even more, the museum team and collectors have decided to include new themes. Among them, the role of women during the Second World War will occupy a prominent place at the end of the visit. Already partially implemented, the part devoted to the role of women has been reviewed and corrected in order to address its subject more comprehensively.
July 18, 2020 – Film screening
“Equipes Nationales – Ils sont gentils les gosses”
We invite you to discover this moving film which traces the journey of young rescuers during the German occupation in the city of Le Havre. Using testimonies and archives, the team reconstructed the little-known story of these young Normans who worked with courage and altruism.
Henriette Leprovost who was one of these heroic rescuers, will be present
Visit the Normandy Victory Museum
Practical information and offers
The museum shop
WW2 souvenirs and specialties
Beyond DDay, a historical blog
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.
Discovered under a barrel, still covered in dust, these three helmets are riddled with impact from the fighting. We can recognize a camouflaged German helmet from a Heer unit, an SS helmet with some remains of camouflage as well as a heavily damaged American light helmet.
An exceptional donation for the museum: the jacket of the French Post Office, of a resistance member of the Centurie-OCM Network
An additional piece of history enters the museum. René Duclos’ jacket will be on display in a few weeks with its history. So that we never forget the sacrifice of these men, for our Freedom.
As the 7th German division commanded by Rommel, inexorably advances towards Cherbourg and as the war draws near to La Manche, a handful of diehards cling to the lines of defense in Le Cotentin and try to halt the dazzling advance of the enemy.
What you think of the Normandy Victory Museum
Clairettebrunette – Tripadvisor – 11 août 2020
Interactive, fun and captivating museum
805martinep – Tripadvisor – 5 juillet 2020
Aurélien Dufour ( Google juin 2020)
From a connoisseur
Franck Dehaudt – Regiondo – 10 Aout 2020
Yannick Chambre – Google 27 aout 2020
One of the best museums of its type.
It’s strength is the number of exhibits and the detail they have gone into to create the atmosphere of June 1944, from both sides. And it’s not just the military aspect they cover, but also the plight of the civilians. There is a film of interviews with older people who were children during the Occupation (although the interviews are in French with no subtitles) and a compilation of raw newsreel film, with English commentary and French subtitles. Visitors are able to interact with a small number of exhibits which children (young and old) would enjoy. For example, sitting in a jeep of the period, or trying on helmets or handling authentic weapons.
Jayne E (Trip Advisor 2019)
A museum that deals with a lesser-known part of history
Céline Da Silva – Regiondo – 18 aout 2020
Must Visit if in the Area..
Rev Dr Andrew Pitt (Trip Advisor 2019)
Must visit museum
DPdeLaBarolliere – TripAdvisor – 29 aout 2020
Ali Pati recommends the Normandy Victory Museum.
Ali Pati (Facebook)
Quite a nice, self-guided museum.
Charlotte Fernimen – Google
Great for organizing a school trip
fute_467000 (Petit Futé)
Un super musée
Jacky Lemal (Regiondo juin 2020)
Thank you !
Nos visiteurs sont nos meilleurs ambassadeurs. Ils mettent l’accent sur ce qui leur a plu, les a touchés, les a intéressés et c’est toujours un régal pour nous de les lire et de leur répondre.
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Assessment date: 08/19/2020 15:06