MERVILLE FRANCEVILLE

Merville Artillery Museum

WW2 Museums

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One of the Allied high command’s key targets on D-Day, the Merville Artillery Battery was put out of action by the British 9th Parachute Battalion.
Within a preserved site covering several hectares, an educational trail takes you past 6 bunkers, now converted into museums. An example of the legendary Douglas C-47 that took part in the Normandy Landings is on display in the museum grounds.
Contact details

Merville Artillery Museum

Place du 9e Bataillon

14810 MERVILLE FRANCEVILLE

Phone : 02 31 91 47 53

Labels

  • Normandy Quality Tourism
  • DDay

Other labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Base rate - full rate adult From 8 €
    Child rate From 5 €
    Reduced rate From 7 €
    Rate for adult group From 6.50 €
    School group rate From 4 €
    Other group rate From 4 €
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    Pets accepted

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    Temporary exhibitions

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    Visits

    VisitsIndividualGroup
    Average time90 minutes -
    Further informationAllow 1hr30. -

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    Minimum number of people 20
    A historical site with a preservation order on it which offers an educational trail explaining how the Battery works and the significance of each blockhouse in the dawn assault on the 6th June. Blockhouse N° 11: sounds, smells and smoke plunge the visitor into the real hell-like conditions of the day. Blockhouse N°2: a memorial to the 9th British parachute regiment. Blockhouse N°3: honouring the glider pilots, commando N° 3, 45th commando of the Royal Marines and the 1st battalion of Canadian paratroopers. Blockhouse N° 4: dedicated to units in Operation Paddle. A Dakota, Douglas C-47 plane is on site which dropped the paratroopers at dawn of D Day. Plane listed as a Historic Monument.

    Further information

    Environment : By the sea, In the town centre, In the country