Historical Museum of the Second World War
CD 940 62164
Tel: 00 33 (0)321 87 33 01
Open: Daily from 1st April to 15th October from 9.30am to 6.00pm on week days and 10.00am to 6.00pm at weekends and to 7.00pm in July and August.
Closed:December, January and February.
Entry: Adults 6,50 euros, Kids 4,50 euros
Just 10 minutes drive onto the coastal road, the D940, from Calais is the sleepy village of Ambleteuse. This village is home to the Historical Museum of the Second World War (Musee Historique de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale). The museum was created 15 years ago by two passionate collectors: Denis Barbe and Christophe Deschodt who after 30 years of avid collecting, decided to place their thousands of exhibits into one place. On site they have used over 120 models to depict various periods of the war from the Polish campaign to the Japanese surrender.
There is also a 30 minute film to watch in a recreated 40 inch 1940s cinema.