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The British Breakthrough in Normandy Museum
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The greatest British success after D-Day
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

(Provisional calendar)

MARCH/APRIL: Saturday 30/03 to Monday 01/04 and every weekend in April
MAY: Wednesday 01/05 to Sunday 05/05, Wednesday 08/05 to Sunday 12/05, Saturday 18/05 to Monday 20/05, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26/05
Event: European Museum Night (Sat. 18 May - 11am to 22pm - FREE ADMISSION)
JUNE: Saturday 01/06 to Sunday 09/06, weekends from Saturday 15/06 to Sunday 30/06
Events : Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy; 30th anniversary of the museum
JULY/AUGUST: Tuesday 02/07 to Saturday 31/08, except Mondays
Event: 8th Liberation Festival (27 & 28 July)
SEPTEMBER: every weekend
Event : European Heritage Days
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER: Thursday 31/10 to Sunday 03/11, Monday 11/11
Event: Halloween at the museum

The museum opens its doors to the public from 11 am to 5 pm (last visit at 4.15 pm). The visit, with sound and light, lasts 45 minutes. Allow a good hour when planning your visit.


5, rue du 19 Mars 1962
14350 Souleuvre-en-Bocage


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.