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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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A remarkable story

The Pegasus Bridge is where three British gliders landed within metres of the bridge- the first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ianquickfall
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Undoubtedly the best museum in Normandy!

This is a fabulous museum! The staff are incredibly knowledgable and friendly and always seemed to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TedG6644
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pegasus Bridge is where three British gliders landed within metres of the bridge- the first allied troops to land on D day, June 6. Actually it was still June 5 by German time. After fierce fighting they captured the bridge and followed orders to”Hold...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous museum! The staff are incredibly knowledgable and friendly and always seemed to be welcoming to everyone. The tours are excellent. There are some amazing and very personal exhibits, each with an amazing story and to be able to see the original...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The capturing of Pegasus Bridge is one of the most astounding achievements of D-day and the museum does a great job of telling the story. A number of exhibits are accompanied by a short film presented by Prince Charles. Then, a member of staff will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with grandparents, ourselves and our ten year old. Lovely museum with really interesting stories and exhibits. The personal stories were fantastic and really helped our understanding. The replica glider is amazing and the hut containing the video of how the bailey bridges were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum but great exhibits. Lots of very personal memorabilia including letters, photos & mementos from the paras who landed & held Pegasus bridge. Very moving. The bridge itself is well kept & you can see the bullet holes, shell marks etc. The children enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but nice museum where has been replaced the real bridge taken by Allied on June 1944. Beside the bridge a 1:1 replica of Horsa has been displayed. The current bridge stretching over the river is not the real one, even though it has been...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you enter you feel the respect that has been shown by the museum. Very moving yet educational for all ages. Never Forget!

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is quite a bit of memorable atifacts to view here. As it can be a struggle to find anything British

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

A very important event occurred on the old original bridge that is at this location (it is located just behind the museum) on D-day. You can walk across the old original bridge and can still see the shrapnel and bullet hole scars. We had a...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Pegasus Bridge is a must see museum filled with tons of authentic paraphernalia from the landings and proper war stories, the films pretty good too....

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Response from The_Pilgrim_Mother | Reviewed this property |
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Oliver S
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Response from MartinJL | Reviewed this property |
At least a couple of hours.......There are exhibits outside, a short film to watch and other exhibits inside. Also worth visiting nearby Cafe Gondree.
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