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Pegasus Memorial, Ranville

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#7 of 67 in Museums in Calvados
Must see · History Museum · Monument
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The story of the capture of Pegasus Bridge is well covered at Pegasus Memorial, where exhibits include the original Pégasus Bridge and a Horsa Glider. This battle was a remarkable achievement of the Glider Pilot regiment and the 6th British Airborne. Several monuments to the 6th British Airborne are beside the bridge. Using our custom trip planner, Ranville attractions like Pegasus Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Pegasus Memorial reviews

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  • We loved that this museum was a bit different and told a very personal account through the eyes of the soldiers and their families with lots of memories shared as well as memorabilia on show. The... 
    We loved that this museum was a bit different and told a very personal account through the eyes of the soldiers and their families with lots of memories shared as well as memorabilia on show. The...  more »
  • The exhibit was good but as others have said was a bit expensive for the whole family. However had a good exhibit of the paratroopers actions in the D-day invasion. 
    The exhibit was good but as others have said was a bit expensive for the whole family. However had a good exhibit of the paratroopers actions in the D-day invasion.  more »
  • It's not great that you have to pay for entry into the museum to see the bridge. It would be better if it was a bit cheaper because the rest of the museum isn't great, so you're effectively paying... 
    It's not great that you have to pay for entry into the museum to see the bridge. It would be better if it was a bit cheaper because the rest of the museum isn't great, so you're effectively paying...  more »
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  • I was looking forward to visiting here for a long time and it didn't disappoint. Easy to find just along the road from the working bridge easy walking distance. There's a reasonable size car park with no fees. We were there in September so it wasn't very busy so when in the museum part it was good to just take our time and have a good look at the exhibits which were very informative,also the video in the middle of the museum was very good we'll worth the time to have a look. Out on the outside of the exhibition the original bridge was set up with other part's concerning tanks,guns and the like. All in all if you are visiting the Normandy beaches the Pegasus bridge is a must.
  • Really great experience! The museum was well displayed and informative without being over burdening. The outside exhibitions were also brilliant. Well worth a visit. The staff spoke very good English and an added bonus was that our dog was allowed in too!
  • I cannot overstate how much this place moved me. The new bridge outside is faithful to the original which is in the museum. Individual heroes have descriptions, photos and medals in the museum and the whole place is well curated with vehicles, gliders etc outside. There are memorials jus outside the museum too. I found it very moving and highly recommended it.
  • What a great place to visit to see what the great men did back in 1944. There is plenty to see and read up on . Plenty of parking outside. Toilets are located pass the barrier once you have got your ticket to get in. On the way out you can go into the gift shop. I definitely recommend visiting.
  • Fantastic museum, tells the story of the battle here and it’s importance in the war excellently. I think you need about an hour, to an hour and a half here max, and it’s €8 per adult. Great all times of year!

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