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Museum of the Surrender

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Address: 12 rue du Pdt Franklin Roosevelt, 51100, Reims, France
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+33 3 26 47 84 19
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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You stand in the face of history a lot in France - but this was special.

Come for the perfectly preserved room in which the German army's surrender was signed. Everything is either exactly as it was, or has been authentically restored. The museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting little museum. You only need a max of 1hour. There's a 20min video that gives a good background to the lead up of the ending if WW2 and relevance of the museum. The war room itself is also interesting but the rest is mostly mannequins in war uniforms. Some more written history could be good.

Thank Nathan C
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come for the perfectly preserved room in which the German army's surrender was signed. Everything is either exactly as it was, or has been authentically restored. The museum itself isn't comparable to the best war museums out there, but it compliments the main attraction well. Especially refreshing was the sweet woman attending the museum. She was very, very nice. That... More 

Thank Ryan C
Lawrence, Kansas
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136 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked in the corner of a school building off the main track in Reims, the former Eisenhower headquarters still has the room where Germany surrendered in WWII left intact, right down to the maps on the walls. Rest of museum is really good collection of uniforms, pictures, ship models, artifacts from the war. Has a good documentary video too. Most... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this. Small little museum with some big history. Lots of newspaper clippings and displays that show what was going on during this time. As Reims suffered immense damage during WWII the fact that the surrender happened in the room you can enter, is pretty interesting. €5 for adults and less for children, is hardly going to break the... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is great. Although it seems small there is so much to see. The film was great, so many original pieces on display but the best part has got to be the actual room where the surrender was signed. It's amazing to be in there and it's preserved so well yet you can go in. Access is so easy... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a relatively small museum, but it has incredible items - from the surrender day and victory day newspapers, authentic pictures to authentic furniture where historic personalities sat on such an important day to all of us. Very moving! However, it requires more care.. heat is affecting the items and museum desperately needs more funding.

Thank MildaLeo
Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

For history fanatics a must, for others also worthwile. Find yourself in the room where the surrender by the German forces was signed. Reims has played an important role in the last phase of the war, do not skip the movie.

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West Hallam
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111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was worth a visit, and was better than I expected it to be. Going to the exact room where the German surrender was signed at the end of the Second World War was itself of interest, and much of the story of the circumstances which led up to this happening here in Reims was not previously known to me.... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A short movie is played in English to explain the history then you go through the museum. This small museum is mostly filled with military uniforms but the map room is worth the visit. If you have an interest in WWII history, it's worthwhile to visit this historic site. We were the only ones in there on a November weekday.

Thank LaurLaur824
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

You are in the room where the representatives signed the documents ending WW II. This modest location witnessing the end of an horrific period of history. Excellent video.

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