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 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.
Saturday 9 April to Sunday 8 May 2022 except Tuesdays.
EUROPEAN NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
Saturday 14 May 2022 - 10am-10pm Free admission
From Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May 2022.
78th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
From Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 June 2022.
From Saturday 9 July to Sunday 4 September 2022 except on Tuesdays.
6th LIBERATION FESTIVAL
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022
at the municipal stadium of Saint-Martin-des-Besaces.
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.