Musée Airborne

Musée Airborne

Airborne Museum

14 Rue Eisenhower

50480 Sainte-Mère-Église

France

infos@airborne-museum.org

+33 2 33 41 41 35

Fax +33 2 33 41 78 87

May – August

  • Daily 09:00 – 19:00

April & September

  • Daily 09:30 – 18:30

October – March

  • Daily 10:00 – 18:00

December 19th – January 3rd

  • Daily 10:00 – 18:00

closed in December and January expect during Christmas Holidays. The museum will close in December, 24th, 25th and 31th but also in January, 1st.

Admission fee

Gift shop

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Aircraft collection

Douglas C-47B Skytrain 315159 Z-D8 USAAF, Musée Airborne Sainte-Mère-Église, France

315159/Z-D8

624/D-39

45-17241

Douglas C-47B Dakota

Piper L-4J Grasshopper

Waco CG-4A

Piper L-4J Grasshopper 624 D-39 US Army, Musée Airborne Sainte-Mère-Église Waco CG-4A 45-17241 USAAF, Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église France

Douglas C-47B Dakota display Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar Douglas C-47B Dakota display Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar

Douglas C-47B Dakota display Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar Douglas C-47B Dakota display Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar

Douglas C-47B Dakota display Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar Musée Airborne experience Operation Neptune display, Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar

Waco CG-4A 45-17241 USAAF, Musée Airborne Sainte-Mère-Église Waco CG-4A display Musée Airborne Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar

Waco CG-4A display Musée Airborne Sainte-Mère-Église | picture Rob Vogelaar

The Airborne Museum (Musée Airborne) is a French museum dedicated to the memory of American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944.

The WACO building, shaped like a large parachute shroud, contains an authentic WACO glider, the only example in France. Visitors get to see a glider with models of soldiers getting ready for their flight.

The Dakota building allows the public to “assist” in the preparations for the biggest military operation of the War in England, June 5, 1944, at the bottom of a real C-47. They can observe a diorama of the different recruits from the war with General Eisenhower before D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Operation Neptune building is composed of rooms with realistic scenography that allows visitors to relive the D-Day experience. The visitor is first invited to board a C-47 airplane in England on June 5, 1944. Then the Battle of Sainte-Mère-Église unfolds including fighting in the marshes and for the bridges before the battle of the hedgerows.