Inaugurated on June 4th 2000 by HRH the Prince of Wales. The Memorial Pegasus is dedicated to the men of 6th Airborne Division and their role during the Battle of Normandy from June to September 1944. The museum was designed and constructed within a few months by the D-Day Commemoration Committee presided by Admiral Brac de la Perrière.
Guided visits, within a thematically laid out exhibition hall, enable the visitors to discover the missions of the division. Missions carried out before the seaborne landings on the beaches in June 1944, The Longest Day.
Hundreds of historical objects and photos of the era are presented in the museum.
The original Bénouville Bridge, renamed Pegasus Bridge after the liberation, is on display in the park of the museum along with a Bailey bridge and a full size copy of a wartime Horsa glider.
The collection is constantly increasing in size, the historical relevancy to 6th Airborne Division is carefully controlled by the British Airborne Assault Normandy Trust.
Opening times & fees
The Memorial Pegasus is open everyday from 1st February to 15 December. A visit, with guide, lasts about 1h15.
- 1st February to 31st Marh from 10.00 to 17.00
- 1st April to 30th September from 9.30 to 18.30
- 1st October to 15th December from 10.00 to 17.00
Avenue du Major Howard – 14860 Ranville
Tél : +33 (0)22.214.171.124.44 – Fax : +33 (0)126.96.36.199.42
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