Organise your visit


The Caen Mémorial museum offers many free services to help you make the most of your visit.

The nursery

The kindergarten welcomes children from 3 months to 10 years old.

Exceptionally closed. 

Its qualified staff will look after your children for free, for a maximum of 3 hours during your visit. No booking, upon availability. Feeding and changing facilities are also provided.

For safety reasons, pushchairs are not allowed on the museum visit walkways. We can lend you a baby carrier suited to the size of your child (up to 20kg).

Opening times :

From 1st April to 30 September 2020 : Exceptionally closed

The 3, 4, 10, 11 October 2020 and from 17 to 31 October 2020 : 10am - 12.45am | 1.45pm - 6pm (10am - 6pm during French school holidays)

The 1, 8, 11, 15, 22 and 29 November 2020 : 10am - 12.45am | 1.45pm - 6pm

The 6, 13, December 2020 and from 19 December 2020 to 3 January 2021 : 10am - 12.45am | 1.45pm - 6pm (10am - 6pm during French school holidays | closed on 25 December 2020)


Book and gift shop

A large selection of books, DVDs and souvenirs.

With over 5000 items about the history of the 20th century and in particular the Second World War, this is the only bookstore in Normandy specializing exclusively on the theme.

The online Mémorial bookshop also offers an extensive selection of the best books for all ages. About D-Day, the Battle of Normandy and the Second World War, but also the history of the twentieth century since the First World War to the present day, through decolonization and the Cold War. Discover a wide selection of DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and souvenirs.



Keep your hands free while you visit the museum.

Avoid carrying around your belongings during your visit, leave your bags and outer garments in a secure locker.


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