The musée de la Libération proudly stands at the top of the Roule mountain, over Cherbourg, 117 meters over the ocean’s level. It was set up in a former fort from the Second Empire, taken over by the German army during the Second World War. Its resumption by the Allied troups, on June 25 1944, is one of the symbols of Cherbourg’s liberation.
The museum relates the role played by Cherbourg – first port freed from the occupation – during the Second World War, emphasizing on the every day life of the civilians and the militaries. Inside the fort, an educational and theatrical itinerary ends with an amazing panoramic view on the Cherbourg harbour.
Low-season : 1st October-30th April
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 2pm-6pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays except November 11th
High-season : 2nd May-30th September
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays except May 8th
Musée de la Libération
Fort du Roule – 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
Contact : 00 332 33 20 14 12 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Full price : 3,80 € ; Low price : 2,10 €
Free on Sundays and for under 26
Closed in December and January