Located between Caen and the beaches, the Pegasus Memorial retraces the arrival on Norman soil of the very first liberators on the night of the 5th to the 6th of June 1944. Period documents and objects. Guided tours of the museum, of Pegasus Bridge and a restored WWII glider.
Unaccompanied or guided tour in French or English lasts 1h30.
Free access to all the contents of the museum on your smartphone through QRCodes installed on the panels inside and in the park. Available in 10 languages: English, French , German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish and Czech.
The Memorial Pegasus Bridge is dedicated to the soldiers of the British 6th airborne division who were the first liberators to set food on French soil in Normandy during the night of June 5-6th 1944. the museum provides insight into the various missions that the division undertook, including the most spectacular one - the capture of the Bénouville bridge by Major Howard and his men who arrived on three gliders. The museum exhibit includes hundreds of objects and photos, historic and touching souvenirs of the liberation of the region. In the 12,000 m² park surrounding the museum, explore the Pegasus bridge which became famous thanks to the film 'the Longest Day', a Bailey bridge and a life-size replica of a Horsa glider.