On May 7, 1945 the first signing of the surrender of Nazi Germany occurred at this location, now called Museum of the Surrender. Dwight D. Eisenhower attended the signing, and many pictures of him and others are available for viewing in the war room.
The ground floor of Museum of the Surrender presents an original film in French and English relating the historical context of the signing of the document. Another room has costumes and information about the military units present in Reims during the signing. A third room in the "little red schoolhouse" depicts members of the inter-allied staff with an exhibition of medals and newspapers from May 8, 1945. The war room, kept in its original condition, has maps and photographs of the signing on that memorable document. Take a look at our Reims travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Museum of the Surrender and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Museum of the Surrender reviews
Educational, not overwhelming. It was free on Sunday, not sure why. Fairly new museum, still not crowded. Movie is short and informative
Educational, not overwhelming. It was free on Sunday, not sure why. Fairly new museum, still not crowded. Movie is short and informative more »
I learned a lot by visiting this place and was quite humbled at the sheer loss of life and devastation caused by world war one. It was a useful visit and the film shown was very informative
I learned a lot by visiting this place and was quite humbled at the sheer loss of life and devastation caused by world war one. It was a useful visit and the film shown was very informative more »
I love museums like this. A unique feeling to be in the same place, the same room where Germany surrendered at the end of the WWII. A real foray into history. The exhibition of models wearing the uniforms of those times fascinated me. Everything looks impeccable, the employees are very kind and the price of a ticket is 5 €. Worth a visit without any hesitation if you are in Reims.
Amazing to see the room where ww2 in Europe was surrendered, the maps on the wall etc as was that day. However aside from that and the short screening (done also in English) not a huge amount to see. I did enjoy hearing about how the information was managed and the people involved. Worth a visit but you would be fine with 1.5hr. Very near train station.
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