Very interesting site which allows to understand the Landings. Approved also by a 9 yo who loved it !
You wish to visit the Batterie with your group ? Book a tour !
The Merville Battery Museum opens its doors on Wednesday 19 May from 09:30
From March 15 to September 30:
open every day
from 09.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(last entry at 6.30 p.m.)
From October 1st to November 15th:
open every day
from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
(last entry at 5:00 p.m.)
The visit lasts around 1h30
Most of the site is accessible
to people with reduced mobility
Adult : 8.00 €
Child under 6 years old : free
Child from 6 to 14 years old : 5.00€
Free from the 3rd child.
Reduced price: 7.00 €
Payment methods accepted :
Groups (starting from 20 people) :
Adults : 6.50 €.
Children : 4.00 €. 6 to 14 years
One free entrance for tour leader every 20 people.
Free for guides and coaches drivers.
The museum can be booked after season upon request.
Contact us for more details.
Musée de la Batterie de Merville
Place du 9ème Bataillon
Tel: +33 (0)2 31 91 47 53
The Batterie's assets
This ammunition bunker, as well as second, not yet restored, contained 2 large storerooms. One for shells and cartridges, the other for bags with gunpowder. A small room opposite of these was used to assemble the ammunition. The number of bags used determined the reach of the shells. This bunker…
The Merville battery museum houses an authentic Douglas C-47 who took part, belonging to the 9th U.S.A. Air Force, in all the airborne missions of the European theater of operations during world war II (Overlord – Dragoon – Market – Repulse – Varsity).
Bunker No 11 replicates what happened at dawn on 6th June. Every 20 minutes there is a sound and light show where the visitor re-lives the moments that preceded the neutralisation of the Battery. Sound, light, smoke and smell combine to immerse you in a melee of fire and steel,…
Bunker No 2 is the memorial to the 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment . Inside there are wartime objects and items, and the faces and the stories of the 700 brave young men, liberators who jumped into this part of France in an unimaginable attack.
Bunker No 3 is in homage to the Glider Pilot Regiment, No 3 Commando, 45 Royal Marine Commando and 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.
Bunker No 4 is dedicated to units involved in Operation Paddle, which on 18th August 1944 finally drove the occupiers out of Merville; Belgian and Luxembourgers of the famous Piron Brigade, The Dutch Prinses Irene Brigade and the British 2nd Oxford and Bucks, 1st Royal Ulster Rifles, and 12th Devons.
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We came on a morning and had the whole site just for the two of us.Lara F
The visit was GREAT! Very well maintained and historical content is well displayed.
A must see. A lot to discover. You can enjoy the tour and visit some blockhaus, movie with sound effects smoke and smells which takes you back to the horror of the bombings.Vero M