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The British Breakthrough in Normandy Museum
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The greatest British success after D-Day
OPERATION BLUECOAT
July / August 1944
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9 kilometres behind enemy lines...
The incredible breakthrough in Normandy
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Welcome to the British Breakout from Normandy Museum

The Museum of La Percée du Bocage is a place of remembrance dedicated to the British soldiers who fought to liberate the Bocage during Operation Bluecoat in late July 1944. This operation led to the encirclement of the German 7th Army in the Falaise Pocket in August.

Through eight museographic spaces and a sound and light show, come and relive the astonishing adventure of the combatants and the daily life of the inhabitants during the Occupation from 1939 to 1944. With the collections regularly enriched by veterans and their families, immerse yourself in the action of this great feat of arms that changed the course of history.

Opening dates and times


GENERAL OPENING
Every weekend and public holiday from Saturday 9 April to Sunday 2 October 2022. By appointment from October to March. Special dates may be added. They will be announced here and on social networks.

HIGH SEASON
From Saturday 9 July to Sunday 28 August 2022 except on Tuesdays.

6th LIBERATION FESTIVAL
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022
at the municipal stadium of Saint-Martin-des-Besaces.

EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2022
Free admission

The museum opens its doors to the public from 10 am to 6 pm (last visit at 5.15 pm). The visit, with sound and light, lasts 45 minutes. Allow a good hour when planning your visit.

Access

5, rue du 19 Mars 1962
Saint-Martin-des-Besaces
14350 Souleuvre-en-Bocage
FRANCE
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Admittance

Adults: €6.00
Children: 2,00 € (Free for children under 6)
Groups (minimum 10 people): 4,00 € / person. (Free for guides and drivers)
Schoolchildren: €2.00 (Free for schools in Souleuvre-en-Bocage)
Unemployed: Free on presentation of proof
Journalists: Free on presentation of a Press Card issued by the CCIJP, or the UKPCA for British journalists, or a mission order signed by the editor.

Group and school visits are by prior arrangement only. To ensure a comfortable visit, groups of more than 15 people are advised to split into several groups. The visit lasts 45 minutes; please bear this in mind when organising your group visit.

SANITARY MEASURES: Our premises are disinfected twice a day. Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory but is still strongly recommended. Hydroalcoholic gel is available for visitors.

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