The Omaha Beach Museum (Musee Memorial Omaha) tells the story of the D-Day Landings on Omaha Beach in Normandy on 6 June 1944 during World War II.
Spanning an area of 10km, the Omaha Beach assault was the largest of the Normandy Landings and included, amongst others, the US 29th Division, the 1st US Division (Big Red) and the US 2nd Division.
The Omaha Beach assault suffered several setbacks, including the fact that the area was unexpectedly well-defended by the Germans and that many soldiers did not land at their intended targets. Despite these setbacks, the allied troops managed to establish footholds in the German occupied territory, although they were unable to complete their ambitious mission targets.
Through a series of exhibits, including dioramas, military uniforms, testimonials and photographs, the Omaha Beach Museum traces the events of the assault on Omaha Beach and Pont Du Hoc.
The Omaha Beach Museum is located in the town of St Laurent Sur Mer, Normandy, around 50km northwest of Caen along route N13.
The Omaha Beach Museum is open: 15 Feb-15 Mar: 10am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-6pm | 16 Mar-15 May: 9:30am-6:30pm | 16 May-15 Sep: 9:30am-7pm (to 7:30pm Jul-Aug) | 16 Sept-15 Nov: 9:30am-6:30pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing. Entry costs €5.80 for adults, €4.60 for students (valid ID), €3.40 for children 7-15.
Avenue de la Liberation, 14710 St Laurent Sur Mer, France
+33 02 31 21 97 44
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