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. Inaugurated on June 4th 2000 by HRH the Prince of Wales.
The museum was designed and constructed within a few months by the D-Day Commemoration Committee presided over 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, which were carried out in advance of the seaborne landings on the beaches on 6 June 1944; and popularised by the film '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.
For further details, please click here to visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum website.
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