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Musee de Radar

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Great display of WW2 Radar and defensive bunkers

We were not disappointed as the radar display was well done and the bunker displays were quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frank M
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Ontario, Canada
Expected more, but some interesting history

There are a couple of intact radar and decent displays in the bunker, but I was expecting more... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
chowso
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Route de Basly, Douvres-la-Delivrande, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were not disappointed as the radar display was well done and the bunker displays were quite good. If you have interest in technology of the day this site is well worth the visit. Having our own personal guide added further context. Visiting sites on...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

There are a couple of intact radar and decent displays in the bunker, but I was expecting more. It’s a huge site but there’s not a huge amount there and one of the radar is completely missed by the path. There are much better museum...More

Thank chowso
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Has relevant historical artifacts in their original setting. Particularly worth visiting if you have an interest in technology. Unlikely ever to be crowded.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Having a family member who survived the landings at Sword beach, it was humbling to visit some of the battlements where my grandfather has fought. When my husband asked to add this museum to the list of places to visit, I grumbled. But I'm so...More

2  Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The museum at the former Wehrmacht radar station at Douvres claims to offer a history of Radar, but in fact this is a very minimal exhibition with limited scope. It does little to put into context this highly important and well defended observation post which...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went in DDay week in June. Enjoyed visit very much - Staff were very helpful and informative. Bought several excellent books on the subject (very expensive) that I have not seen on any other site. Sadly the Wurzburg was there but fallen off its plinth....More

Thank worldwidewebs2016
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled 40 miles to see the the Wurzburg radar there. Closed and the thing has been dismantled. Nothing in the leaflets I picked up in Normandy said anything about being closed and I wasn't the only one to have travelled to see it. Shame

1  Thank JohnandGladys2014
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Looks from the outside a great museum and definitely a one-of-its-kind with all the hardware. When we last came the big radar had fallen off its base which is a pity. Hopefully they will repair it. Unfortunately it seems this museum is open very limited...More

1  Thank Gloggy
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Very informative and well run museum. A bit "off the beaten track", but well worth a visit. I doubt that there are many other WURZBURG antennae in Europe!

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Very impressed with the quality of the displays in the two underground bunkers. Excellent short film to set the context (alternating French/German/English). Lots to see and learn about radar. Excellent technical information, again Fr/Ger/En. Some superb models of the base and various radar systems land,...More

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