Caen Mémorial

This museum was opened on June 6 1988 and focuses specifically on 20th century history. The exhibition focuses on three subjects: the Second World War, the Cold War Period and the aim of achieving world peace. The third section encourages visitors to reflect on the notion of peace and reminds us of the fragility of peace. The museum conveys information in an interesting way and aims to make the exhibitions as relevant to modern life as possible. In 2006, a permanent exhibition questioning the importance of oil was opened. The exhibition poses the question of how we would live without this precious commodity.