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Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation)

Fort du Roule, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
+33 2 33 20 14 12
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The museum was all in French, even though the topic was mainly about the British and US. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keiran O
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Don't walk up the hill!

This is a very small but interesting museum. I think it would have been better to have had a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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This museum examines the significance of the Battle of Normandy.
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  • Very good52%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Fort du Roule, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
+33 2 33 20 14 12
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum was all in French, even though the topic was mainly about the British and US. Great views, lovely walk, under 18's go free

Thank Keiran O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small but interesting museum. I think it would have been better to have had a bit more information translated into English than there was. Beautiful view over Cherbourg from the top of the hill. Don't walk up the hill, especially in...More

Thank FloJo654
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The views are beautiful as is the museum. I suggest you don't walk up the cliff it's quite a hike. The museum is far bigger as it would seem. The displays interesting for anyone into WWII.

1  Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 4 November 2016

IT is free on Wednesdays so we got there free. Even so other days the charge is small and I would say it is worth it. The view over cherbourg is wonderful and the road up to it an experience. Overall it is interesting and...More

1  Thank dmaa60
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was apparently the first museum of its type and is kept very well with new exhibits being added quite often we understand. You are led on a journey through rooms dealing with how things progressed through those long years. There are many small and...More

1  Thank Liz R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Have visited this venue in the past. Great drive to the museum via numerous hairpin bends. Very well laid out venue with several screens and exhibits. Go out onto the battlements and you will be met with a breathtaking view of Cherbourg the port and...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Walked up the road from the station round the hairpin bends on a lovely sunny day to this reminder of darker days. The museum is well laid out and provides a brief history of the occupation and eventual liberation of the area. The museum is...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

You can walk up the windy road to get to this museum. Takes about 40 minutes from the old town. It's not too expensive to get in & the views of the port are great. The museum is informative & in both French & English...More

Thank Bivlewis
Reviewed 19 July 2016

To finish up your visit of the Beaches of Normandie, this Museum takes you to the reason for the location of the landings. Their main aim was to cut off Cheburg from their main supply lines and use the Port to supply the invation of...More

Thank Kakowood
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had an unexpected stop over in Cherboug. The taxi from the train station was 15 euros to the museum. Too difficult to walk in it. Very minimal as far as displays although some had an English translation. Good view of Cherbourg for pictures and the...More

Thank imtedious
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