Museum of the Armored

European Heritage Days 2022

17/09/2022 jusqu'au 18/09/2022

Posted on 05 September 2022, in News, Agenda

European Heritage Days 2022

During the European Heritage Days, September 17 and 18 (10 a.m. to 18 p.m.), the Musée des Blindés welcomes the reconstruction association RECOLLECTIF. Its members who are passionate about history will put on their period uniforms to provide educational presentations, devoted to the daily life and environment of soldiers in the Second World War.




An educational immersion in history!

History is more accessible if presented in an educational and immersive way. This is the raison d'être of the RECOLLECTIF association, which will animate nine spaces inside the Blindés museum on the weekend of the Heritage Days.

Different themes will be discussed at the foot of the armored vehicles that have made history. Many objects will be presented interactively by enthusiasts in period uniforms, to better tell the living conditions of the soldiers of the Second World War. It's not just about looking at gear and outfits. The visitor becomes an actor of his visit, immersed in an exchange with the host, at the heart of the theme addressed.

It is a new experience of History that is offered, to discover our allies and our adversaries of the time, with for example the equipment of the GIs during the Normandy landings, the equipment and the armament of the formidable panzer crews or the place of chaplains in the British army.


Recollectif, an association for the living transmission of History

Created in 2016, the association offers an interactive and educational approach to historical reconstruction, with the aim of raising public awareness of the duty of memory. Its activities focus on immersing visitors, either through thematic presentations or through reconstructions of living or combat spaces.

Its members are regulars of events and historical sites, in Normandy of course, but also closer to Saumur. In 2020, it is indeed the Engineering Museum of Angers, which benefited from their talents as facilitator and popularizer.

Do not hesitate to find them on this link.


Reduced fares :

  • Adult: 5 €
  • Child: 3 €
  • Family package: 13,50 € (2 adults + 2 children (from 7 to 15 years) or more || 1 adult + 3 children (7 to 15 years) or more)


  • Free visits only, last visit possible at 17 p.m.