The D-Day Battlefields
UTAH Beach Museum
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The focal point for commemoration at UTAH Beach is the UTAH Beach Museum, a fitting tribute to the military personnel who participated in Operation Overlord. The original Museum on this site, built around a German blockhouse known as WN5, opened in 1962 but was expanded in 1994. (LINK)*
Then, in June 2011 it was completely renovated and greatly enlarged with a new 1,000 sq meter hall and a hangar to house one of the last surviving B-26 Marauders, named ‘Dinah Might’. The designer of the project, architect Nicholas Keleman, has succeeded in harmonising the buildings with the dunes using natural light and making it a highly memorable ‘visitor experience’ in keeping with the subject matter.
The UTAH Beach Museum is one of several must-see attractions for anyone interested in the history of the Landings with many of the well-spaced and illuminated attractions easy to photograph. In addition to the superbly restored Marauder, there are several military vehicles including a German Goliath disposable tracked mine, artillery pieces and a landing craft.
The collection of smaller exhibits is also remarkable with many at the centre of personal tales from those who took part in the invasion. The high-definition documentary movie presentation `Victory in the Sand` is also worth watching.
An original `Higgins Boat LCVP landing craft *
outside exhibits /memorials *
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