• Blog
  • Big Red One Assault Museum

Big Red One Assault Museum

On one of my many trips to Normandy I visited the The Big Red One Assault Museum in Colleville-sur-Mer. Owned by Pierre Louis Gosselin, this US 1st Infantry Division or “Big Red One” museum, is an impressive collection of genuine Opeation Overlord military items expands every year.

The museum echoes the passion of Pierre Louis and it illustrates the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach, located just a few hundred meters from the museum. Guided tours are available on request.


Address: Le Bray, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer
Telephone: 02 31 21 53 81

This blogpost has been read 1296 times
Additional images

Personal view or conclusion on this post

Well worth your visit! One of the best museums around, beautifully done with dedication and passion!

This website is made out of respect for the victims, the civilians and the veterans of WWII. It generates no financial gain what so ever and it is merely a platform to educate the visitor about WWII.

The personal stories on this website are under copyright of the veterans themselves and the families or people who gave the stories to me. Pictures used on this webiste are owned by the veterans who made them or by whomever made the pictures/videos (mostly these images are in the public domain and can be freely used). Also bits of texts have been used with no harmful intent in any way.

If you are the owner of any picture(s) or fragments of texts that you wish to remove from this website please contact me. But I ask you to look at the nature of the website and it's goal, educating the viewer about WW2.

A big THANK YOU to the United States Army Center of Military History for their help in providing the input for these pages. All pages on this website are constantly being refitted with acurate data and texts and it is an ongoing process.

© 2000 - | D-Day, Normandy and Beyond. All rights reserved.