This museum is focused exclusively on the 101th Airborne. Compared to the Mardasson museum, it offers a glimpse of what went on in and around Bastogne, not so much of the Ardennes offensive as such. The diaporamas are also far better than the ones in Mardasson. Here, the diaporamas have been modelled on photographs from 44/45 and the models look... 更多
The first room sets the scene with large scale maps to show the extent of the German offensive in December 1944. The quantity and quality of the exhibits is exceptional. It gives an authenticity to the visit. Probably the best museum I have visited in Bastogne. Well worth a few hours.
I was staying in Bastogne for a few days in-between Christmas and New Year, I was doing a short Battle of the Bulge tour including Bastogne. The museum was top class, one of the best I have attended, some top class excellent exhibits. The basement experience was amazing, loved every minute. Shame I could not have stayed longer, but it... 更多
Don't miss the 101 Airborne museum, it tells a powerful story about the battles during WW2 and the US influence in the area. The exhibits are static but it tells a lot about how it was especially during the winter. There is a coffee shop and a gift shop as well
Would have loved to have stayed longer , this is an impressive building , would try to see on a quite day as some places have restrictive space. Brilliant life like models . A lot of work has gone into this museum.
Nice museum in a lovely old building. The scenes are set up nicely with life like mannequins. The bomb shelter in the basement gave you a feel of what it may have been like at the time.
This museum is clearly a fan-favourite for readers and followers of different 101 Airborne books or films. It has impeccable detail in a large number of depicted mannequin scenes, as well as many photos, documents, and weapons/material from the era. This said, I would still recommend the Bastogne War Museum over this, but you can easily do both!