Le grand bunker Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique
Avenue du 6 Juin, 14150 Ouistreham, France
An old 17 m high bunker that was part of the Atlantic Wall in 1944. We went there in July I think it was one of the best museums I went to on this trip to Normandy. It still showed signs of the fights that used to be there. The door was still busted from the explosion that was used to open it many years ago.
The things that were on display explained the story of the bunker really well. This made everything come to life a lot more.
Most of the letters and things from the soldiers were behind glass. This is not something weird for a museum of course.
So of the rooms were partially closed to recreate what the rooms used to look like. when the bunker was in use. There were puppets and tables filled with fake foods and objects. They made bunk beds and recreated the kitchen.
The texts that were there to explain the objects on display were simple no unnecessary use of difficult words.
At the top of the bunker, there was a lookout where you could almost see the beach. You were also allowed to go to the room where you were able to see the see.