The Juno Beach Centre
The Juno Beach Centre is Canada’s World War 2 museum, memorial and cultural centre located in Normandy, France, on the very beaches where Canadians landed on June 6, 1944 – D-Day. It was founded by veterans and pays homage to the over 1 million Canadians who served during WW2, including the 45,000 who lost their lives.
A visit to the Juno Beach Centre is a dynamic and emotional experience where guests are immersed in the history of Canada’s participation in the War. Through interactive exhibitions and guided tours of excavated German bunkers and other remnants of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, visitors learn about this pivotal period in history in the very location one of the most decisive operations of the 20th century unfolded.
The Juno Beach Centre is proud to have earned the Marque Qualité Tourisme France from the Government of France.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage has designated Juno Beach as a site of national historic significance to Canada.
The Juno Beach Centre Association, the Canadian operator of the Juno Beach Centre, is a registered charitable organization located in Burlington, ON.
We are thrilled to welcome guests back to the Juno Beach Centre and we want to ensure the safest visit possible for you, our staff and our guides.
For this reason, we are fully compliant with the Government of France’s directives to allow a limited number of visitors per day, with a maximum of 25 visitors at one time. Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Contact us for additional visitor information:
Tel: (33) (0)22.214.171.124.17
Masks are mandatory for all visitors, staff and guides. Disposable masks are available to purchase on site.
Additional health and safety measures include, but are not limited to:
· Frequent cleaning and disinfection of the premises using approved virucidal products
· Use of disinfected stylus pens for touchscreens in interactive exhibitions
· Increased availability of hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum
· Social distancing enforced
*Exhibition content may be adapted as necessary to ensure the safest experience possible for our guests.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping each other safe!
Spending the summer in Canada?
If you’re not able to travel to the Juno Beach Centre in person, we invite you to delve into fascinating World War 2 stories with our resident historian, Alex Fitzgerald-Black, on our podcast Juno Beach and Beyond.
Join Alex as he and his guests, including WW2 veterans and renowned Canadian history experts, tackle a new topic every month. A must-listen for anyone with an interest in World War 2:
What we’ve heard from guests of the Juno Beach Centre:
This Centre brings it all together, not just the landings, not just the beach, but the whole years, a lot of memories, of dedication. I feel welcomed here, I feel as if you’re visiting me.
– Bill Anderson, WW2 Veteran, 4th Armoured Division, 2019
Beautiful, touching, informative, relatable. I hope more places like this will remind us of what others have done for us, and encourage us to help others.
– James Edmondson, Canada, May 2019
Great Museum. Most military museums forget to add context, this one doesn’t. As a military historian I really recommend the Juno Beach Centre to any visitor to Normandy.
– Iwe Mollema, Netherlands, September 2019
This is an interactive museum for adults and children, which will make you stop and think hard about how so many sacrificed their lives for peace. I strongly recommend this museum to everyone, and not just Canadians.
– Anonymous Guest, 2014
To stand on the beaches, fields, and hills where some of the most pivotal moments in Canadian history happened is a surreal and humbling experience. I can only hope I can do it justice in my classroom.
– Carly Wenner, Teacher, British Columbia