With the Day pass enjoy entrance to the museum and 5 hours guided tour of the D-Day Landing Beaches!
The Day Pass is made up of a self-guided visit of the Mémorial de Caen itself and a guided tour of the D-Day Landing Beaches and key sites.
Visitors can spend as much time as they wish discovering the Mémorial de Caen on the same day as their Landing Beaches guided tour or on another day. The Landing Beaches guided tour is a complete 5 hours round trip with a bilingual guide from Le Mémorial de Caen in an air-conditioned mini-van including the visit of the following main sites: the artificial harbor at Arromanches, the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc.
Free access to the Mémorial de Caen museum (tickets are only available for 24 hours)
Bilingual guided tour of the Anglo-American beachheads in a 7 seat minivan
Entrance to Arromanches 360° Circular Cinema to watch the film “Normandy’s 100 Days” (20 minutes)
Visit to the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc
This tour is not available for children under 3 years old.
One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War. HMS Belfast played a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. In service with the Royal Navy until 1965, she was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain’s naval heritage.
Launch! Shipbuilding Through the Ages
This new family-orientated exhibition will use hands-on and computerised interactive displays and engaging film and footage to demonstrate techniques of shipbuilding, from the ‘age of sail’ to modern prefabrication methods. The exhibition will focus on the science, engineering and social history of shipbuilding in Great Britain, and the interactive elements of the exhibition will allow children of all ages to get involved and experience this history.
‘What shall we give in return for so much?’ One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War. Serving Britain for 32 years, she played an important role in both the Second World War and the Korean War as well as performing peacekeeping duties throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Saved from destruction in 1971, HMS Belfast is now part of the Imperial War Museum and is the first ship to be preserved for the nation since Nelson’s Victory. Through its team of staff and volunteers – many of whom are veteran crew – the Imperial War Museum is dedicated to making sure that HMS Belfast still has a role to play in reminding visitors of her unique place in Britain’s maritime heritage.
History of HMS Belfast
The term 'cruiser' goes back to the days of sailing ships when large frigates could be detached from the main fleet to cruise independently. The sailing cruiser, like her twentieth-century counterpart, was sufficiently powerful and fast to attack and destroy enemy commerce raiders. During the nineteenth century when sail gave way to steam and wooden ships were replaced by those built of iron, and later of steel, the cruiser evolved into a powerful warship which was used to patrol the Empire trade routes and protect friendly merchant shipping. After the First World War (1914-1918) a single category of cruiser emerged whose size was indicated by the size of its guns; thus, HMS Belfast is a 6-inch cruiser, designed for the protection of trade, for offensive action, and as a powerful support for amphibious operations.
Please note: children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please allow 1½ - 2 hours for your visit.
Catégorie:Organisateur de voyage,Kit de Voyage,Trousse de Toilette,Organisateur de Bagage; Matériau:PVC; Dimensions:4430 3022 2215 1411; Fonction:Durable,Grande Capacité,Rangement de Voyage; date d'inscription:10/24/2017; Pays populaire:États Unis; Produits spéciaux sélectionnés:COD
The old port in Fira is accessible only:
By cable car: It is perfectly safe, it consists of 6 wagons and has capacity of 6 persons per wagon. During high season (April-October) it runs every 20 minutes. Single tickets cost €5 for adults and €2.50 for children.
On foot: You would need to walk down the famous 600 steps of the traditional road that connects the old port with the town of Fira. The descend takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on your physical condition.
By donkey: The donkeys used to be the traditional transportation way of the island. They go up and down to the old port of Fira frequently. A single ride costs around €5 per person and takes about 20 minutes. Most people prefer to take the donkey on their way up.