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
Every weekend and public holiday from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 1 October 2023. By appointment from October to March. Special dates may be added. They will be announced here and on social networks.
JULY / AUGUST
From Saturday 1 July to Sunday 3 September 2023, except Tuesdays.
VIIth LIBERATION FESTIVAL
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2023
at the Saint-Martin-des-Besaces municipal stadium.
European Heritage Days
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
- Free visit of the museum (no audio commentary)
- Temporary exhibition: Sport during the war
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.
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.