Musée de la Reddition (World War II Museum)
Museum in Reims
The Musée de la Reddition, also known as the Museum of the Surrender, stands as a solemn tribute to the memory of the Second World War. This museum finds its abode within a structure designated as a Monument Historique, the very edifice that housed General Eisenhower’s headquarters during the wartime period.
Of paramount significance, this building served as the site where German General Jodl proclaimed the surrender of the armed forces of the Third Reich on May 7, 1945, effectively marking the conclusion of the war. This pivotal announcement was subsequently synchronized in Allied capitals on May 8, 1945.
The museum’s exhibits intricately narrate the role played by Reims throughout the course of the Second World War. From the era of Occupation to the eventual Liberation, the war’s narrative is meticulously woven through an array of artifacts, documents, mementos, and scale models. Additionally, the museum offers enlightening insights into the valiant efforts of the French Resistance.
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Visiting Musée de la Reddition (World War II Museum)
Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays