Pegasus Museum

12 July 2023 |

Our first visits of the day took us to Pegasus Bridge where we learned about the events of D-Day, 6th June 1944 when gliders of the 6th Airborne Division landed just after midnight to secure the bridge being held by German forces. We managed to capture a glimpse of Mdme Gondree at the Cafe Gondree, a significant feature of the events through the communication between the Gondree family and British forces in England.

We completed our visit with a tour of the Pegasus museum where we were able to visit the original bridge (now replaced), see one of the gliders and watch a short film which helped the children out their learning into context.

Delightful comments, questions and exclamations from the children – it’s always a good sign when you hear, ‘Wow, that’s so cool!’