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22 October 2021

Renovation work in progress...

From November 29 to February 6, the Caen Mémorial museum will undertake renovation work. Special rates are offered during this period for individual visitors and school groups.

From November 29 to February 6: work on the exhibition spaces
During the works, access to certain areas of the permanent exhibition is restricted. The Memorial is putting up dedicated signage and is offering its visitors a printed guide to find their way throughout the museum.

Special rates are offered during this period:

  • Full and individual price at 14.50€ instead of 19.80€ and 17.50€.
  • Family Pass at 41€ instead of 51€.
  • School group rate at 6€ instead of 7.50€ per student.

Book your visit now at the reduced rate :

Download the self-guiding booklet during renovation work: HERE


Temporary exhibition :
27 September 2021

Temporary exhibition : "The world after 9/11"

Exhibition event at the Caen Memorial museum, till March 31, 2022. /!\ The exhibition is not translated in english.

In 2008, the Caen Memorial Museum, in partnership with the New York State Museum, presented the first exhibition in Europe dedicated to 9/11. This exhibition drew more than 100,000 visitors.

For the 20th anniversary of this attack on the U.S soil, we wanted to tell our visitors that our contemporary world sadly remains that of 9/11. Hence the title “The World of 9/11”.

The reaction to this unprecedented attack by Al-Qaeda and the American response that followed triggered new wars in Afghanistan and the spread of the jihad. 

The curators of this exhibition are Stéphane Grimadi, CEO of the Caen Memorial Museum and Rémy Ourdan, War correspondent for the French daily newspaper Le Monde.

From June 11, 2021 to March 31, 2022 
from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Online purchase recommended : here
(limited capacity)

04 June 2020


- SANITARY MEASURES - which have been put in place to guarantee the safety of our visitors ->

• Flow control

The Memorial has developed a time-stamped online ticketing system on its website which ensures a controlled flow of its visitors.

As soon as you arrive at the Esplanade, markers on the ground, bollards and ribbons are used to indicate social distancing measures between visitors, this is to make sure the flow of traffic is fluid and to indicate the direction of movement.

Wearing a mask is mandatory for all visitors and employees. Unmasked visitors will be able to purchase certified face masks while stocks last. Sanitisation points are set up with social distancing measures which include, water points with soap, as well as hand sanitiser gel.

Protective measures are put in place as soon as they become necessary, with the installation of Plexiglas walls for the ticket desk, shop and restaurant cash desks.

In the case where the implementation of physical barriers is not feasible, social distancing measures are put in place with:

-seats and/or rows left voluntarily empty to enable respect for social distancing measures in the amphitheatres; a control of the flow in and out of the projection rooms;

-reducing the amount of people per table in the restaurant;

-regulation of flow through the usage of bol- lards and markings on the ground in the shop, which enables us to welcome the public safely.

• Hygiene devices

Visitors are informed of the 9 accessible water points which will remain open if possible. Hand sanitiser gel dispensers are positioned all along the museum routes and reinforced where necessary (e.g. restaurant, reception and shop).

In addition, increased vigilance is exercised regarding the cleanliness and availability of disinfecting products (soap, hand sanitiser solution) in order to ensure their presence in the various distribution points and to avoid running out of stock.

• Targeted disinfection

Specific actions to disinfect potentially contaminated objects (door handles, toilet seats, lift buttons, headphones, audio phones, Plexiglas in the checkouts, ramps, etc.) are regularly administered.

21 February 2020

New: Exhibition of Patrick Chauvel's collection

Private archival funds, more than 50 years of conflicts: a priceless photographic testimony.

Patrick Chauvel, photographer, documentary maker and writer has covered more than 50 years of conflicts.  

On all fronts, from Vietnam to Egypt through Panama, Salvador, Iraq and Syria, this war reporter will present a very unique and priceless collection at the Museum. 

These private archival funds comprise 380000 images and hundreds of hours of video. 

From March 1st, come at the Memorial Museum in Caen and attend this exhibition that features more than 100 images. 

In capturing one very particular moment, these Patrick Chauvel’s photographs denounce and describe the war.

Free admission 

Chantier de la salle immersive
22 November 2018

New in 2019! The immersive experience 360°

Watch the video in time-lapse of the immersive experience's construction => HERE

A brand new visual and audio experience to understand our common European history.

A 360° 17-minute movie. It is dynamic, impressive and moving!

05 January 2018

From 7 january to 29 january

11 September 2017

Press cartoonists from all over the world take part into the International Human Rights Cartoon Award !

16 March 2017

Temporary exhibition - Heinous cartoons

Private collection Arthur Langerman - until 22 april 2018

Arthur Langerman, a collector of documents on anti-Semitism, was born in Antwerp in 1942. In March 1944, his family was deported to Auschwitz. After the war, he reunited with his mother.
Like many of his contemporaries, it is in 1961, at the time of Eichmann’s trial, that he took the full measure of the horror of the Holocaust. It was from that moment that he started putting together a collection of 7,000 documents, posters, newspapers or artifacts on the theme of anti-Semitism.
The exhibition “1886 - 1945, Heinous cartoons or the anti-Semitic corrosion in Europe” showcases part of this exceptional collection.
Over 120 documents and artifacts – French, German, Russian,
Ukrainian and Hungarian posters; postcards; newspaper headlines; children or adult books; newspapers, leaflets- are displayed in order to understand anti-Semitism, from Drumont to Shoah in Europe.

03 February 2017

International human rights competition 2017

03 July 2016

Guided Tours on the D-DAY Landing Beaches

A day to discover the Caen Mémorial and the major Landing sites with our tour guides..