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The entirely renovated museum is located in the fortifications that were built in 1874 to reinforce France’s coastal defence. Bastion 32 served as the headquarters for the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkirk, France
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+33 3 74 06 02 81
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All reviews well worth a visit operation dynamo dunkirk evacuation small museum minute film excellent museum informative museum second world war information boards french soldiers on display across the road visited this museum plenty of free parking introductory film english subtitles an hour and a half
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Musee Dunkerque offer a nice exposee on the rol of this town during the WWII. It is sad to see how madness can thrive people...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank francien2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum and it is closed until spring 2019. Check their website for details! I’m sure it’s a great museum, but I wouldn’t know!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit here, starting with the polite and friendly staff on the entrance desk. The visit was interesting and informative and well worth the eight euros admission charge. If you’re heading in the tough direction of here or even driving to Belgium, take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GaryF842
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent museum,8 Euros to enter.Tells the story of the war,showing cannons,weapons,dress etc.Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum dedicated to the devastation of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo during WW2. Small but packed with info and artefacts. Good video briefly detailing the events. Friendly and helpful staff, good parking nearby, very reasonable entry fee. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fatbgb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem. Situated in old buildings it’s a beautifully presented story of Operation Dynamo and the fall of Dunkirk in 1940. The history is told with a combination of film, story boards and artifacts including old guns, damaged planes and models to reconstruct...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lunavix
Reviewed 6 November 2018

wanted to visit this place as my grandfather was a the navy in WW11 and wanted to see and experience what the people of dunkirk must have gone through with the information they had to offer. every person who visits this town should go and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank welltravelled078
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A must see on the visit to france and just a few miles up the road you can visit the bunkers built to defend the coast

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pscreaton
Reviewed 23 October 2018

LOVED this museum. staff were extremely friendly on arrival & helpful. I wish we had come here first rather than visiting a few other venues as it was by far my favourite part of the trip. its very heart breaking being so close to so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Our 13 year old enjoyed this visit although he feels its better to know some of the history of Dunkirk before visiting. Check the opening times as they vary - not open until 12 the day we visited. Interesting and worth a look around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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srevogel
9 August 2018|
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Response from MHHed | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking right outside the hotel
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Linda W
9 July 2018|
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Response from Dunkirk-Museum | Property representative |
Hello, and thanks for contacting us. Some works are scheduled this winter, so yes, the museum will be closed in December. It should reopen in early spring, March 2019 probably.
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Steffipuss
11 June 2018|
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Response from Dunkirk-Museum | Property representative |
This answer comes too late probably... There are buses from Adinkerke in Belgium to Dunkerque indeed. From monday to Saturday, they run every 30 minutes. On Sundays that is every hour (see dkbus web site).Bus line 2 does not... More
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