A beach

history

Built on the very spot where American troops landed 6 June 1944the museum tells the story of D-Day in ten sequences, from its preparation to its conclusion and success.

A unique site

The first beach to be stormed by the Allies on the morning of 6 June 1944, Utah Beach was chosen to establish a beachhead in the Cotentin region in order to capture the town of Cherbourg and its deep water port.

At the end of the day, more than 23,000 American soldiers landed to fight a titanic battle and liberate France.
Today, the Utah Beach Landing Museum preserves the memory of these men.

The museum

Thanks to a complete chronological tour, immerse yourself in the history of the D-Day landings and discover a collection rich in objects, vehicles, equipment and testimonies.

See an authentic B26 bomber, an exceptional aircraft of which there are only a few left in the world, and relive the epic of the American soldiers through the film Victory Beach, which won the Golden Eagle Award for Documentary in 2012 and the Special Jury Prize in 2013.

When you leave the site, you will not only have understood the strategic choice and the reasons for success at Utah Beach, but you will also have contributed to the preservation and transmission of the memory of these extraordinary men.

The monuments

You’ll find many monuments placed near the museum, at the entrance to the beach or on the road between Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Utah Beach, commemorate the men and nations who took part in the D-Day landings.

The locations

They loved it 

a beach

History

Built on the very spot where American troops landed on 6 June 1944, the museum tells the story of D-Day in ten sequences, from its preparation to its successful conclusion.

A unique site

Utah Beach was the first beach to be stormed by the Allies on the morning of 6 June 1944. It was chosen to establish a beachhead in the Cotentin region in order to capture the town of Cherbourg and its deep water port.
At the end of the day, more than 23,000 American soldiers landed to fight a titanic battle and liberate France.
The Utah Beach Landing Museum preserves the memory of these men.

The museum

Thanks to a complete chronological tour, immerse yourself in the history of the D-Day landings and discover a collection rich in objects, vehicles, equipment and testimonies.

See an authentic B26 bomber, an exceptional aircraft of which there are only a few left in the world, and relive the epic of the American soldiers through the film Victory Beach, which won the Golden Eagle Award for Documentary in 2012 and the Special Jury Prize in 2013.

When you leave the site, you will not only have understood the strategic choice and the reasons for success at Utah Beach, but you will also have contributed to the preservation and transmission of the memory of these extraordinary men.

The monuments

You’ll find many monuments placed near the museum, at the entrance to the beach or on the road between Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Utah Beach, commemorate the men and nations who took part in the D-Day landings.

The locations

German defences

Cotentin under the occupation

 

The Allied strategy

  

The naval forces

  

The air force

  

Land forces

  

D-Day at Utah Beach

  

The junction

  

From Utah Beach to Cherbourg

  

The artificial harbour of Utah Beach

  

Input
The B26
Temporary exhibition
The shop

They loved it 

a beach

History

Built on the very spot where American troops landed on 6 June 1944, the museum tells the story of D-Day in ten sequences, from its preparation to its successful conclusion.

A unique site

Utah Beach was the first beach to be stormed by the Allies on the morning of 6 June 1944. It was chosen to establish a beachhead in the Cotentin region in order to capture the town of Cherbourg and its deep water port.
At the end of the day, more than 23,000 American soldiers landed to fight a titanic battle and liberate France.
The Utah Beach Landing Museum preserves the memory of these men.

hangar aircraft truck

The museum

Thanks to a complete chronological tour, immerse yourself in the history of the D-Day landings and discover a collection rich in objects, vehicles, equipment and testimonies.

See an authentic B26 bomber, an exceptional aircraft of which there are only a few left in the world, and relive the epic of the American soldiers through the film Victory Beach, which won the Golden Eagle Award for Documentary in 2012 and the Special Jury Prize in 2013.

When you leave the site, you will not only have understood the strategic choice and the reasons for success at Utah Beach, but you will also have contributed to the preservation and transmission of the memory of these extraordinary men.

The monuments

You’ll find many monuments placed near the museum, at the entrance to the beach or on the road between Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Utah Beach, commemorate the men and nations who took part in the D-Day landings.

The locations

German defences

Cotentin under the occupation

 

The Allied strategy

  

The naval forces

  

The air force

  

Land forces