Second World War Museum – Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
Parc St Pierre
Tel: 00 33 (0)321 34 21 57
Open: 1st February to 30th April 11am-5pm except Tuesday
May to September 10am-6pm, October to November 11am-5.30pm (closed tuesday).
Entry: 6 Euros. Kids 5 euros
Family ticket: Two adults and two kids, 14 Euros
Lurking in the pretty Parc St Pierre opposite the town hall, this war museum offers interesting insights into WWII. The building itself is a former Nazi German Navy bunker – awesome at 194 metres long – that acted as command post. It was built in 1941 by the Todt Organisation and survived the extensive bombings of the war thanks to clever camouflage under cover of the trees. Inside, twenty rooms display objects, photographs depicting the war and a series interesting interactive displays. An entire room is devoted to the First World War when Calais was in British hands and had been bombed flat.
The museum also has a handy audio guide in English which offers explanations of the exhibits as you walk around the museum.