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Pegasus Memorial Museum (Pegasus Bridge) Tours

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Pegasus Memorial Museum (Pegasus Bridge)
Before June 6, 1944 the Bénouville Bridge was simply a way for locals to cross the Canal de Caen quickly and easily. But the Allied troops knew that the Germans also used this bridge to send supplies and reinforcements to their troops along the beaches of Normandy – and so it was a priority to seize control of it as soon as possible to help the D-Day operation.

And so on that day, the British 6th Airborne Division arrived silently in gliders and after only 10 minutes, had secured the bridge. From then on it was known as the Pegasus Bridge, in honor of the insignia on the brave soldiers' uniforms. 

Although the original bridge has been replaced thanks to modern engineering, there is still a memorial at the site, as well as a museum that focuses on the role of the Airborne Division in Operation Overlord. A fairly new museum, inaugurated only in 2000, its collection continues to grow and so is a wonderful experience even for repeat visitors.

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The Pegasus Memorial and Museum is open from February through mid-December from 10am to 5pm. Admission is 7.00 €, with discounts for children, students, and groups.
Address: Rue Major John Howard, Ranville 14860, France
Hours: February-December 10am-5pm
Admission: €7
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Day trip by sidecar to the landing beaches

Day trip by sidecar to the landing beaches

Retro Sidecar Tour: Through this one-day tour you will discover breathtaking landscapes between land and sea. Our Gentlemen Siders will share anecdotes with you on the highlights of D-Day. These places will make you discover through their landscapes and their museums what was the Landing of 1944. So ready to embark?
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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What are Pegasus Memorial Museum (Pegasus Bridge) hours of operation?
Pegasus Memorial Museum (Pegasus Bridge) hours of operation: February-December 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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