Do this because
Learn about the lives of Civilians in Normandy during the Occupation, the Liberation and the Reconstruction
Find out more about WW2 from a new perspective
Visit William the Conqueror's Falaise castle just across the road
What to expect
Come and visit a museum in the heart of Falaise dedicated to the lives and survival of civilians during the Second World War.
1000 m² of exhibition space acquainting you with the remarkable testimonies of those who survived along with an outstanding collection of items they used in their daily lives and hitherto unseen archive material provided by the Caen Mémorial Museum and the inhabitants of Falaise and its surroundings.
The civilians’ life until reconstruction was paced by the burden of German occupation and repression, the regime of Vichy led by Marshal Pétain, but also the resistance as well as the allied bombings through the liberation.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
What's not included
Civilians in Wartime Museum, 12 Place Guillaume le Conquérant, 14700 Falaise
Please show your voucher to the cashier's desk at the museum.
- Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
- From June 18 to July 11: from 11.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00.pm to 5.30pm (Wednesday to Sunday)
- From July 12 to August 29: from 11.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00pm to 5.30pm (every day)
Mémorial de Caen
Important to know
- You could present your barcode ticket directly at the entrance of the museum
- Please check the opening hours of the museum before your visit