Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

Bayeux
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

The Overlord Museum is a brand new museum, opened in June 2013, dedicated to June 6th 1944 and the Battle of Normandy. The museum boasts a unique and exceptional collection of over ten thousand objects and documents found on Norman soil, carefully gathered over more than 40 years by a first-hand witness of the conflict.

Nearby attractions

You don't have to be American to be moved by the scale and the story of courage and sacrifice that lies behind the cemetery at Omaha Beach.

Visiting the beach today, it is difficult to imagine what faced the Allieds when they landed on this picturesque golden beach.

Discover some of the vestiges of the D-Day Landings that have been brought up from the seabed including personal belongings that were found inside the sunken warships from the 6th of June.

Standing right at the tip of this rugged clifftop, the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial was originally erected by the French in honour of the American Second Ranger Battalion.

Places to visit nearby

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

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

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.