Juno Beach Centre


This museum is the only one on the D-Day Landing Beaches to be dedicated entirely to the role played by Canadian troops in the Second World War. There's a moving and educational film called 'In Their Footsteps', lots of exhibits exploring Canada's role in the war and there is also a German bunker outside that you can explore with a guided tour.

For younger visitors, an exhibition called "Grandma, what was it like during the war?" will help children to imagine what their lives might have been like if they has been ten years old in 1944. The tour of the museum concludes with a gallery on the Atlantic Wall (at Courseulles), open for the first time this year.


Places to visit nearby

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.

Nearby attractions

One of the most famous places in the D-Day Landings it is commonly considered to be the first house liberated by the Allies on 6 June 1944.

Around halfway between Gold Beach to the east and Sword Beach, which formed the left-hand flank of the D-Day Landing beaches, is Juno Beach where the Canadian 3rd Division came ashore.

A moving and peaceful memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives at Juno Beach and in the days following the D-Day Landings.