Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise

The Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mere-Eglise and is dedicated to the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division who were dropped into Normandy and fought as part of Operation Overlord.

The museum contains a collection of over 4500 items from the second world war with a particular focus on items used by the paratroopers who fought during the battle of Normandy and the equipment used by the German Occupiers. There is a powerful and informative film (lasts 25 minutes) about the preparation for and liberation of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Some of the museums highlights are its Waco Glider and a Douglas C47 plane Argonia and more than 100 uniformed mannequins showcasing American and German uniforms and equipment.

Note: The museum is located opposite the church in Saint-Mere-Eglise where American paratrooper John Steele hung from the tower by his parachute before being taken prisoner by the Germans. A dummy now hangs from the tower as a monument to him.

Opening Times

Open every day

May to August
9am to 7pm

April & September
9:30am to 6:30pm

October to March
10am - 6pm

19th to January 3rd
10am to 6pm

Closed in December and January expect during Christmas Holidays. The museum is closed on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and January 1st.


Children (6 to 16 year old)€5

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Listing: Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise


14 rue Eisenhower
Parking: Car park nearby


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