The Atlantic Wall Museum is located in a 52 foot tall concrete tower in Ouistreham which served as a flak tower to protect the harbour and fire control for the for the batteries protecting the Orne estuary.
The bunkers interior has been fully restored to make it look as it was on the 6th June 1944. The recreated rooms include generator room, gas filter room, casemate with machine gun protecting the entrance, dormitory, medical store, sick bay, armoury, ammunition store, radio transmission room, telephone switchboard and the observation post equipped with a range finder overlooking sword beach.
In the museum you can see many photos and documents covering the construction of the Atlantic Wall, nearby gun batteries, beach defences, the everyday life of the German soldiers stationed in the tower and its capture by the Allies.
From April 1 to September 30
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From October 1 to November 13
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (access to the last visit at 5 p.m.)
From November 14 to December 16
Open only on weekends, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From December 17 to January 2
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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