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Musee Dunkerque 1940

Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkirk, France
+33 3 74 06 02 81
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The entirely renovated museum is located in the fortifications that were built in 1874 to reinforce France’s coastal defence. Bastion 32 served as the headquarters for the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo. The Memorial du Souvenir tells the incredible story of the battle and of the evacuation of more than 338.000 allied soldiers from the “Pocket of Dunkirk”. In the museum, you will discover a rich exhibition of maps, pictures and both allied and German military material. Scale models of the sites of the operation, uniforms and weapons complete the collection. A film using dramatic period footage, with a duration of approximately 15 minutes, gives an excellent overall view of the events of May-June 1940.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkirk, France
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+33 3 74 06 02 81
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"dunkirk evacuation"
in 15 reviews
"operation dynamo"
in 40 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"small museum"
in 13 reviews
"minute film"
in 9 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 7 reviews
"informative museum"
in 6 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"second world war"
in 5 reviews
"visited this museum"
in 5 reviews
"introductory film"
in 4 reviews
"french soldiers"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"short walk to the beach"
in 3 reviews
"english language"
in 3 reviews
"plenty of free parking"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read other reviews and visited other military museums I was expecting a little more from this one, especially as it was 26euros for our family of four (2 kids over 10 are 5 Euro each). Plenty of English language descriptions and info story boards....but...More

3  Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating museum, telling the whole story of the evacuation of the Dunkirk beaches. Plenty of artefacts to see

1  Thank Keith L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find ( satnav a good idea) with plenty of free parking close by. A good selection of artiifacts exhibited with large infornmation boards in English and French descibing the amazing evacuation of over 300,000 English and French soldiers to the UK. If you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in the the museum to break up a long drive back from Italy, and we are so glad we did. For someone who is very interested in the history of the world wars this was a great find!! Start of with a small...More

1  Thank Emma J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open 15 March to 11 November 2018. Daily 10am - 6pm Visit lasts 1 - 2 hours. Adult 8 euros. Well displayed and easy to move from room to room. Photos are allowed to be taken. Small cinema showing film - English version too. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 1 night in Dunkirk specifically to see this museum. 80% of the town was destroyed from the battle, but the bunker that houses the museum remained intact. The history that is preserved inside the bunker is worth visiting. A modest fee is charged...More

1  Thank TheVault
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the exhibits and stories. The film show explained everything that happened. A very interesting and orderly museum

1  Thank LynnePumm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will learn about the evacuation of Dunkirk at this museum and see many artefacts and uniforms of the period. It covers the build up from the phoney war to the German invasion, the surrender of the Belgians and the subsequent pressure on the British...More

1  Thank Terence B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a nice museum with loads of old things from the second world war. It isn't super big, we went through it quite quickly but was really nice to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really nice museum with a convenient location near the beach. Plentiful parking nearby with a reasonable entry fee. We really enjoyed the layout of the museum and the way the story of Operation Dynamo was laid out. There is a 12 minute film that...More

2  Thank Tim D
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Linda W
10 July 2018|
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Response from runton | Reviewed this property |
its volunteer run, so I doubt it, but to be honest ,I dont know. But i work for a museum, and most volunteer run ones only open in the summer
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Steffipuss
12 June 2018|
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Response from runton | Reviewed this property |
all I know is that it is virtually impossible to go from Belgium to France along the coast. Its mad, as there used to be a rail line. It was closed after the war bombing. Amazingly, there isnt a bus service either. Best to... More
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nmb29
20 March 2018|
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Response from Dunkirk-Museum | Property representative |
Hi, the museum is open 7 days a week until 11th NOvember 2018.
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