At the end of WW2 a large number of wrecks rested on the sea floor all along the Normandy coast, particularly at Arromanches the location of Port Winston of the artificial harbour.
In 1970 Jacques Lemonchois, the museum curator is asked by the French state to clear some of the dangerous wrecks. Jacques Lemonchois passion for history enabled him to save and preserve the items now displayed in the museum including a Sherman DD tank, M7 self-propelled gun and many personal effects.
1st June - 30th September
Open all days
10am to 12pm & 2pm to 6pm
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A memorial to the 47th Royal Marine Commando located on the D514 entering Port-en-Bessin-Huppain.Read more
A memorial stone commemorating Port-en-Bessins use as an important oil port providing allied forces with the fuel required to continue their advance.Read more
A small bunker in the harbour of Port en Bessin, the bunker has a plaque on it to the 47th Royal Marine Commando and the sailors of two French light cruisers Georges Leygues and Montcalm.Read more