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Musée America Gold Beach



 

MUSEE AMERICA GOLD BEACH

2 Place Amiral Byrd – 14114 Ver-sur-Mer

OPENING SEASON 2019/OPENING 2019

  • The 17 March 31 October to 10h30 to 13h and 14h to 18h. Latest admissions 45 minutes before closing.

From march 17rd until october 31th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Last admissions 45 minutes before closing.

  • Mars, April & More, daily, except Sundays and Mondays.

April & May, every day except on Sundays and Mondays.

  • The 1 June 1 September daily.

From the 1st of June until the 1nd of September, every day.

    • A partir du 2 September, daily except Mondays.

Close on Sunday 2 September
Sundays in September and October open from 11h to 13h and from 14h to 17h

   From the 1rd September, every day except on Mondays.
Close the 2 september
Sunday : 11h-13h and 14h-17h

  • Museum closed for the winter 31 October.

The museum will be closed for the winter from the 31 october.

RATE/ENTRANCE FEES

Adult/Adult                                                              4,50 €

Child/Child (5 at/to 15 years/years)                     2,00 €

Student/student (+ from/over16 years/years)               2,50 €

group Adults /group adults (+ 10 pers.)                 3,50 €

 

Goupe Child /group children (+ 10 pers.)                   2,00 €

Vérois Adult                                                              3,50 €

 

Vérois Child                                                              1,50 €

Veteran/Veteran                                              Gratuit/Free

Guided tour by appointment /guided visit on request      45,00 €

 

Tel: 02 31 22 58 58. Contact: america.goldbeach@sfr.fr www.goldbeachmusee.org.uk

 

The Museum of Ver-sur-Mer has two historic areas : America and the Landing.

First space :  
L’AMERICA : The 29 June 1927, aboard the Fokker AMERICA, American airmen, Byrd, Acosta, Balchen and took off from Noville Rooseveltfield (New York) to provide the first official airmail route between the United & la France . The intense fog that prevailed on the Paris 30 June forced them to change course and land on water off the coast of Ver-sur-Mer on July 1.
A diorama makes you relive the highlights of this crossing 42 hours.
The museum traces the great moments in the history of the postal aviation. Unpublished documents and objects illustrate the human and scientific mission entrusted to Byrd and his crew.



 
Second space :

« GOLD BEACH » addresses key aspects of landing British on this sector, since its careful preparation and recognition of the landing beaches to 6 June 1944.

The rend hommage à la 50e division, successful in achieving the objectives that have been assigned, but also to the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy without which the landing could not have taken place.

You will discover the story as dioramas, educational panels, objects and personal documents offered by the Veterans of D-Day.



 

 
Gold-bee America Museum
 
 
 
Two histories in the same museum : Air Mail Service and the Landing.
The America : 29th June 1927, aboard Fokker AMERICA , US airmen Byrd, Acosta , Balchen & Noville took off from Roosevelt Field in New York on the first official airmail link from USA to FRANCE. Thick fog over Paris on the 30th of June forced them to change course and they ditched off the beach of Ver-sur-Mer the 1st of July.
On a huge globe, discover and compare the various paths taken by the transatlantic pioneers from 1910 till1930. A diorama takes you through the high-lights of the America’s 42-hours flight. The museum retraces great moments of the history of the airmail service and the adventures of its pilots.. Documents and objects illustrate the human and scientific mission of Byrd and his crew.
 
The “Gold Beach” museum tells the story of the British invasion in this area, from the painstaking reconnaissance of the beaches to the storming of the beach by the British 50th Infantry Division on 6th June 1944.
It pays tribute to all the soldiers who helped 50th Infantry Division attain their assigned objectives, and the servicemen of the Royal Navy and RAF, without whom the invasion would not have been possible.Discover this story by means of dioramas, pedagogic panels, artefacts and souvenirs given by D-Day veterans.


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