The WACO building
The first building of the Museum is dedicated to the gliders and their use during the Normandy landings.
The Airborne Museum presents the only copy of a WACO glider in France. You will join a dozen soldiers in the glider few moments before the take off.
Discover these motorless planes which were essentials to carry on men and materials. More than 500 gliders were deployed on Norman soil on D-Day and the following days. They carried on vehicles, ammunitions and other equipments. About 4 400 soldiers boarded on gliders during the Normandy Landings.
The C-47 building
After a year of work at the Airborne museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the C47 building has finally reopened!
We lifted the veil on a building unrecognizable because almost everything has been redesigned, modernized, except of course our legendary C-47 aircraft. It now sits proudly at the center of a spectacular scenography made of deployed parachutes, suspended mannequins and realistic statues that question the visitor!
- Dive into the world of American paratroopers from their creation to the boarding for Normandy.
- Discover the pathfinders, those soldiers in charge of marking the drop zones.
- Attend the briefing and equip yourself as a paratrooper before the big jump.
- Understand the Overlord operation thanks to our new film on giant screen.
- Meet the men involved in this extraordinary epic, observe the German reactions to this unprecedented operation.
- See you now at the Airborne Museum, Sainte-Mère-Eglise!
Experience D-Day Night Jumps as if you were there !
Sensations et émotions
Through a hyperrealist museography, join the nighttime embarkation of a C-47 aircraft in England, then drop into the square of Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the midst of the fighting and take part in the operations that followed.
Finally you will discover an American reconnaissance plane: a Piper Cub.
Get into the minds of the troopers and feel the intensity of the combat.
What is the Operation Neptune? To learn more, visit this page.
A reception, cocktail or dinner ?
The Airborne Museum hosts you in the building «Operation Neptune» for a nice evening full of character. Combine history and friendliness by organizing your event in the large hall of the building!
Around you, discover the immersive scenes of the Battle of Normandy, the rich collection of the Airborne Museum and above your head a US reconnaissance plane … For sure, your guests will keep an unforgettable memory!
The Ronald Reagan Conference Center
The Ronald Reagan Conference Center is completing the offer of the museum by creating a modular space which be able to accommodate a conference center or a cinema and a temporary exhibition hall. This space has been inaugurated in May 2016.
In its standard configuration, half of the space will be occupied by a temporary exhibition and a cinema will occupy the second part.
Organizing a workshop or hosting a conference ?
The Airborne Museum offers rooms that can accommodate your business meetings or conferences. Surprise your teams by welcoming them into an original place, friendly and full of history.