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Overlord Museum – Colleville-sur-Mer

Overlord Museum

D-Day and Battle of Normandy museums

Inaugurated on June 5, 2013 on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Overlord Museum collects an exceptional collection of military vehicles and equipment used during the Battle of Normandy by both the Allies and the Germans.

Originally, this extraordinary collection of tanks, transport trucks, amphibious vehicles and enriched with uniforms, weapons and materials, was assembled from 1971 by Michel Leloup, a Norman forest operator and passionate about military vehicles. He decided to assemble some of these objects and vehicles in a permanent exhibition proposed in Falaise in 1987.
As of 2013, this collection moved to Colleville-sur-Mer on the initiative of the new owner of this collection, Nicolas Leloup.

Armored vehicles and military vehicles are now presented in an original setting, through elaborate and realistic scenographies. The museum describes the individual history of the various exhibits, during the fighting and during the post-war period, thus personalizing these true witnesses of the Second World War.

Useful information

Contact

Address: American Cemetery access rondabout,
Lotissement Omaha Center, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer

Telephone: +33 2 31 22 00 55
E-mailcontact@overlordmuseum.com
Website: Overlord Museum

Access

Parking:
– Car park near the museum.
Places available for coaches.

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