D-Day Experience


A genuine C-47

The aircraft you’re about to board was built in 1943 and carries a peculiar story.

  • Before-Aircraft Simulator C47 - Outdoor
    After-Aircraft Simulator C47 - Outdoor
    Before Aircraft Simulator C47 - Outdoor After
  • Before-Aircraft Simulator C47 - Interior
    After-Aircraft Simulator C47 - Interior
    Before Aircraft Simulator C47 - Interior After

Your guide: Lieutenant colonel Wolverton

Whereas Lieutenant Colonel Wolverton’s avatar guides you through the D-Day Experience exhibition, Major von der Heydte shows you the way through the Dead Man’s Corner Museum. Prior to assuming command of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 in January 1944, Friedrich August von der Heydte participated in the campaigns of Poland (1939) and France (1940). He also fought in Crete in May 1941 and North Africa from June 1942 to February 1943 after a period in Russia. Promoted to the rank of Major, and in spite of injuries sustained in a plane crash in Italy in September 1943, he ended up in Normandy in June 1944. When word spread that the Allies were landing, he decided to set up his command post in this house, overlooking the marshlands and the road to Carentan. As soon as you walk in the Dead Man’s Corner Museum, you will find yourself in the effervescence of his command post in the morning of June 6, 1944, battle orders roaring all around you – just a glimpse of what the German troops lived in the first hours of D-Day!

 




It's my story

D-Day experience not only offers an attraction but also an exhibition place featuring artifacts of an exceptional rarity. Come and discover the preparations for D-Day landings throughout said artifacts that used to belong to the soldiers who fought for our liberation. Their story is told through the eyes of Colonel Wolverton who is here to help you better understand the stakes and the state of mind in which the soldiers were when they took part to these events. As you go along your visit, you will have the opportunity to see authentic, unique and symbolic artifacts: the jacket of General Eisenhower, the suit of the famous Lt Richard D, Winters, the genuine D-Day cricket… Each artifacts tells the story of its owner during the fighting that followed the landings.





Reunite With Your Brothers In Arms

The movie Director Steven Spielberg purchased the C-47 which was then used for the filming of «Band of Brothers» aired on HBO in 2001.




Novelty!


From June 2019 onwards, discover our new permanent exhibition – 500 square meters dedicated to the Normandy invasion, with a special focus on the battle for Carentan. These brand new scenes will extend your immersion within the critical events of D-Day and the following weeks, through realistic dioramas and other displays featuring hundreds of genuine artefacts. This original collection will undoubtedly complement your global comprehension of the battle!

Warning: if you wish to access both the flight simulator and the movie theater, it is recommended to buy your ticket one hour BEFORE the ticket office closes.


 

Chers visiteurs,

Comme vous l’avez probablement entendu le 12 juillet dernier, le gouvernement français vient de prendre de nouvelles mesures obligatoires à l’encontre des lieux de visites suite à la reprise de l’épidémie. Par conséquent, depuis le 21 juillet, nous sommes dans l’obligation de demander à tout visiteur de 18 ans et plus son Pass Sanitaire (ou un test PCR négatif de moins de 48h), afin de l’autoriser à entrer dans notre établissement. Tout ceci est bien évidemment indépendant de notre volonté, mais la conjoncture économique de ces derniers mois autant que la perspective d’une amende de 1500 € et d’une fermeture administrative de notre établissement nous obligent à suivre ces nouvelles règles. Le port du masque reste obligatoire pendant toute la visite, ainsi que dans notre salle de cinéma. Malgré tout, nous espérons vous voir très nombreux pendant cette période estivale. D’ici là, prenez soin de vous.

La Direction.

 


 

Dear visitors,

Considering the current sanitary context, the French Government has announced a new series of sanitary measures on July 12, 2021, which apply to cultural venues, including museums. Consequently, since July 21, 2021, every visitor aged 18 and over has been required to provide a Sanitary Pass (or a 48-hour negative PCR test) to be allowed to enter our facilities. Please note that these constraints are due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control; however, the unfavorable economic climate, as well as the €1,500 fine and forced closure incurred, compel us to comply with the present rules and regulations. Besides, wearing a face mask will remain mandatory in both the museum and the movie theater until further notice. Nevertheless, we look forward to seeing many of you during the summer period. In the meantime, take care!

D-Day Experience.

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