Musée du Débarquement - Utah Beach

Carentan
Normandy
Museums

The Musée du Débarquement at Utah Beach recounts the story of D-Day from the preparations to the landings themselves and their eventual success at Utah. A chronological journey, told in 10 sequences, immerses you in the history of these events through an amazing collection of objects, vehicles, materials and oral histories.

One of only six remaining B26 Marauder bombers is on display at the museum in a custom-built aviation hanger. There's also an original Higgins Barge LCVP landing craft, which is the only known surviving LCVP to have taken part in the D-Day Landings. The museum also has an award-winning documentary to watch called 'Victory in the Sand'. Winner of the Cine Special Jury Award for Best Museum Documentary, the film captures the dramatic events of the Allied Landing at Utah Beach on D-Day.

Places to visit nearby

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.

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

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

Nearby attractions

Forming the right-hand flank of the Allied invasion, the troops landing on Utah Beach encountered far less resistance than Omaha Beach just a few miles east.

Forgotten for the past 60 years, the Batterie de Maisy was an integral part of the German Atlantic Wall around the Utah and Omaha beaches.

The Musée des Rangers traces the historic acts of the elite US Rangers who took the Pointe du Hoc on D-Day.