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Musee Dunkerque 1940

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Stop off here as going to Belgium so went to see the beaches and to show respect to the fallen... read more

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Worth the Visit

Very well organised museum which tells a balanced story of the siege of Dunkirk during the Second... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark B
Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkirk, France
+33 3 74 06 02 81
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Reviewed today via mobile

Stop off here as going to Belgium so went to see the beaches and to show respect to the fallen durning w w 1 , this museum is littered with items of the war a great video area to sit and think what those soldiers...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

It's quite a small museum with uniforms/weapons etc displayed. The explanation is quite terrible and it isn't a place I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Siddharth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well organised museum which tells a balanced story of the siege of Dunkirk during the Second World War. Caters for both French and English speaking guests and has a lot of artefacts that survived the horrors of the siege and evacuation.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Dunkirk specifically to visit the WWII sites. This museum tells in great clarity the story of the evacuation and also what life was like in Northern France during the war. The museum is located near the beach, so it is very easy to...More

Thank Russy3024
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to France to visit various World War II sites and Dunkirk was first on our list. Before we went to the beach, we went to this museum which gives a great overview of the problems related to the evacuation of the troops.

Thank 2Elf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dunkirk played a pivotal part in WW2, and this museum tells the story, not only of the 1940 evacuation, but of the time under the occupation. It has some wonderful artifact, great information boards, in both English as well as French, and is superbly arranged.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, but very moving and informative museum, you should manage to get round it in an hour, and give yourself to walk to the beach which is across the road. Friendly staff and reasonable admission. Everybody should visit at least once.

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with our two teenage children, and we were fascinated by the stories of this museum. We will recommend this museum to all with just a bit of interest in ww2-history.

Thank thomaskrag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this interactive museum that tells the story of the Dunkirk battle and miraculous evacuation of almost 400,000 British and French soldiers in 1940; easy to find; easy parking close by; great activity for the whole family; artifacts are very well maintained and the story...More

Thank Curious744921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little bit further out of town than I thought it would be, but not a problem when driving. By its very design the original fortifications that house the museum are well hidden. Short but interesting film to start with, albeit with sub titles. The individual...More

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9 August 2018|
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Response from MHHed | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking right outside the hotel
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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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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