World War 2 Museum
D-Day and Battle of Normandy museums
The World War 2 Museum, located in Quinéville in the Cotentin, opened in 2004 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Despite a short closure from fall of 2016 to spring of 2017 and the announcement of the auction sale of its collection due to an insufficient number of visitors, the former Quinéville Memorial found a buyer and is now renamed “World War 2 Museum”.
It offers its visitors to dive into the German occupation period through the reconstruction of a street during the period 1940-1944, and discover the history of the Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy by dioramas and exhibitions of vintage vehicles and equipment on a surface of 1000 m². The museum is installed on the remains of a bunker of the Atlantic wall, from which the visitor enjoys a superb panorama on the shore of the Cotentin. The visit is estimated at about 90 minutes.
Address: 18 avenue de la Plage, 50310 Quinéville
Telephone: +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95
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