2013 Comments

— November 09, 2013

I really liked the televisions in the floor in the first room. All of the artifacts are fascinating and I like how we can touch many things. The museum is uncomfortably cold (maybe provide heart for cold students to stand in front of) but well layed-out and interesting.

Hayley S. (student)
Centre Dufferin District High School (Ontario, Canada)

— November 09, 2013

Yes, this museum was different than others because the layout was different & because it kind of directed you through the war (start to finish). I liked the guns found in the water the best.

Dylan G. (student)
Centre Dufferin District High School (Ontario, Canada)

— November 09, 2013

As always, the people at the Juno Beach Centre are friendly and helpful. Our guide (Nicole) was knowledgeable, allowed us time to take in the exhibits and encouraged inquiry and questioning. She definitely has a passion for her job and made the experience very Canadian.

Bill Bradford (teacher)
Centre Dufferin District High School (Ontario, Canada)

— October 14, 2013

Un gros merci pour la visite au CJB, les élèves ont adoré. Le Pop Quizz a motivé les élèves à visiter le Centre et à y observer de plus près les nombreux détails. Le nouveau film “Dans Leurs Pas” a été un grand succès. Tous m’ont dit qu’ils ont été grandement touchés et impressionnées, pour plusieurs c’était le temps fort de leur visite, certains l’ont même regardé plus d’une fois ! Tous m’ont dit qu’ils avaient été très bien accueillis au Centre et que le personnel était super. Les élèves se sont sentis comme chez eux. Ils ont grandement apprécié la gentillesse des guides, la manière dont ils donnaient leurs explications et répondaient à leurs questions et surtout leur bonne humeur et leur sourire !

Jean-Pierre Frigon (teacher)
École Secondaire Paul Lejeune (Québec, Canada)

— September 17, 2013

It was very good! I liked the bit where the guide (Vanessa) told us about the conditions during the Second World War. I liked the presentation “A Canadian on D-Day” because of all the ways she described it and because she explained it to us by using her scrapbook.

Paige W. (student)
Priory Witham Academy – Group 2 (United Kingdom)

— September 17, 2013

Great experience. Thank you.

Mrs S. Dorr (teacher)
Priory Witham Academy – Group 2 (United Kingdom)

— September 13, 2013

The Juno Beach Centre was very personalised with delightful and knowledgeable Canadian guides. The museum is good because it is ‘hands on.’ We thought the new film “They Walk With You” was excellent and very moving. Many thanks.

Simon Mason (teacher)
Highfield School (United Kingdom)

— September 10, 2013

Yes, this museum was very different from others. I don’t have a favourite part.

Filip C. (student)
Priory Witham Academy – Group 1 (United Kingdom)

— September 10, 2013

Our guide (Nicole) was friendly and gave our students clear information for them to understand. Staff and students all enjoyed the visit. Thank you.

Karen Weightman (teacher)
Priory Witham Academy – Group 1 (United Kingdom)

— August 17, 2013

Yes, this museum was different from others. Instead of walking around wondering what the exhibits were – not really grasping what the soldiers went through – this museum gave you a chance to experience what the brave men went through. To be in their place figuratively speaking makes you appreciate their sacrifice all the more.

Rebeccah from Quebec (student)
Fondation Vimy Foundation (Canada)

— August 17, 2013

Excellent, as always. We walked the beach to get here, so the new film “They Walk With You” was particularly powerful.

Mrs Wark from the Northwest Territories (teacher)
Fondation Vimy Foundation (Canada)

— August 17, 2013

It is a fantastic museum and a nice tribute to the Canadian soldiers. Our guide (Nicole) was very good at hosting our visit. Thank you!

Mr. Maxwell from Quebec (teacher)
Fondation Vimy Foundation (Canada)

— August 01, 2013

As a Canadian, you owe it to yourself to be here at the Juno Beach Centre, to feel, understand and honour that sacrifice.

Jay Anderson from Ontario (teacher)
Juno Beach Centre Association’s PD Tour (Canada)

— August 01, 2013

The Juno Beach Centre has created exceptional permanent displays that provide visitors with a powerful narrative of Canada’s total contributions to the war. As an educator, it is not often that you see such a comprehensive resource that is accessible to learners of all age groups and backgrounds. The use of multimedia is extraordinary and helps tell Canada’s story. It is truly remarkable to experience the museum and I would encourage everyone to visit the JBC when in Normandy.

Glenn Stephenson from Ontario (teacher)
Juno Beach Centre Association’s PD Tour (Canada)

— July 16, 2013

The Juno Beach Centre was different from other museums because it was more interactive and fun. We liked the three aspects of the tour (Museum, Juno Quiz and Guided Tour of Juno Park). It was interesting to see what the bunker was like.

Ellie E. (student)
The Priory Academy LSST (United Kingdom)

— July 16, 2013

A really nicely done museum with lots of excellent interactive features — the talks in bunker and beach (Guided Tour of Juno Park) were really good. Interactive aspects in museum good. I would have liked the doors in the museum to open instantly as the film finished – and the film to be louder.

Mr Strawson (teacher)
The Priory Academy LSST (United Kingdom)

— July 09, 2013

It was good. The Juno Quiz covered lots of points and directs you to what you needed to see. Good explanation of everything. Learned a lot. Heart-touching. The museum was different. I liked the different rooms, good glimpse at the war.

Joshua (student)
Priory City of Lincoln Academy (United Kingdom)

— July 09, 2013

The Juno Quiz questionnaire kept the students really focused. Good guide but would have been nice to handle the artifacts/ taste corned beef (“History on Wheels activity”)! Plus clear labeling of rooms for Juno Quiz.

Felicity Bevan (teacher)
Priory City of Lincoln Academy (United Kingdom)

— July 03, 2013

A methodical approach, focused on views of original soldiers, interactive.

Jack G. (student)
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (United Kingdom)

— July 03, 2013

Very helpful and informative guides; useful and engaging interactive tasks.

Mr. R. Hale (teacher)
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (United Kingdom)

— July 02, 2013

This museum was very interactive and had wonderful guides. The visit of the museum and guided tour of the park gave us a great understanding and presented the information to give us a small sense of what these Canadian men went through. Thank you for preserving the memory of such an important event for Canada and its citizens. I would recommend this museum to anyone.

Alyson D. (student)
JMA Armstrong High School (New Brunswick, Canada)

— July 02, 2013

This museum brings together all the themes and experiences that Canadian students need to know about our country’s involvement in both World Wars.

Dan Steeves (teacher)
JMA Armstrong High School (New Brunswick, Canada)

— June 29, 2013

I thought that it was a great educational experience. The Centre is a great way to teach locals about the Canadian culture as well as the war.

– (student)
Notre Dame High School (Alberta, Canada)

— June 29, 2013

The new film “They Walk With You” was very unique and I’ve never seen anything like it before! Also, the artefacts are wonderful because they can take you back to the time of the war. I think it is great that there is a Centre like this to educate everyone!

Sabrina P. (student)
Notre Dame High School (Alberta, Canada)

— June 12, 2013

Thank you for another excellent visit this year. We look forward to coming back next year.

– (teacher)
Links Primary School (United Kingdom)

— May 22, 2013

Oui, le musée est différent – il y avait des arts plus contemporains et une grosse bombe. Ce qui m’a le plus marqué c’était l’infirmière qui nous a raconté sa vie en 1939-1945.

Thomas (student)
École primaire Jules Verne (France)

— May 22, 2013

Animation « Un Canadien le Jour J » : le contenu et le déroulement étaient adaptés aux élèves de 10-11 ans ; la mise en route de la visite par Rebecca favorise l’implication des élèves.

Mr Auvray (teacher)
École primaire Jules Verne (France)

— May 20, 2013

Le musée est bien, l’animation avec l’infirmière, le quizz, et il y a beaucoup de choses à faire !

Cindy (student)
École Jules Ferry (France)

— May 20, 2013

Le musée est très accessible aux enfants. Très agréable. L’animation « Un Canadien le Jour J » par l’infirmière (Brittany) a été très appréciée des enfants et les Pop Quizz clairs et bien conçus. Merci pour cette visite.

Mme Zurbach (teacher)
École Jules Ferry (France)

— April 15, 2013

Dans les autres musées, nous ne pouvons pas toucher les objets alors que dans celui-ci nous pouvons. La guide nous a bien expliqué les salles et le film que nous avons vu.

Elisha (student)
École primaire mixte St Merry (France)

— April 15, 2013

L’animation (Un Canadien le Jour J) semble intéresser les enfants. Le récit est vivant et reflète bien la réalité. Le Pop Quizz est bien fait et canalise les enfants qui participent activement à la visite en cherchant les réponses. Bravo. Le musée est riche en documents et agréablement présenté. La visite est bien adaptée aux enfants.

Véronique Romano (teacher)
École primaire mixte St Merry (France)

— April 10, 2013

Super bien, on apprend plein de choses. Il y a beaucoup de choses tactiles. Questionnaire (Pop Quizz) parfois compliqué. C’est le meilleur de tous les musées qu’on a visité!

– (student)
École primaire Joliot Curie (France)

— April 10, 2013

Bien organisé. On apprend en jouant (Pop Quizz). Le musée explique très bien la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

– (student)
École primaire Joliot Curie (France)

— April 10, 2013

Une animation (Un Canadien le Jour-J) très adaptée aux enfants pour comprendre la vie quotidienne des soldats. Un questionnaire (Pop Quizz) interactif qui permet de mettre les élèves en situation de recherche. Une visite très intéressante pédagogiquement.

M.Paris (teacher)
École primaire Joliot Curie (France)

— March 20, 2013

The Juno Beach Centre was interesting and had a lot of information.

– (student)
Northampton High School (United Kingdom)

— March 20, 2013

Very pleasant manner – informative, engaging and friendly. Timing was very good. Girls learned lots and enjoyed all tours / activities / talks (Guided Tour of Juno Park, “History on Wheels” presentation & Juno Quizz). Love the passport idea in the Temporary Exhibit. Many thanks.

Clare Hopley (teacher)
Northampton High School (United Kingdom)

— March 19, 2013

J’ai beaucoup aimé ce musée. Ce qui m’a le plus marqué c’est quand le guide (Eric) a raconté l’histoire de Mario, un Canadien le Jour J.

Eléa G. (student)
Ecole Primaire des Enfants d’Ercan (France)

— March 19, 2013

Visite bien adaptée aux enfants, questionnaire (Pop Quizz) et musée attractifs. Les élèves ont été très intéressés. Merci.

Delphine Drecq (teacher)
Ecole Primaire des Enfants d’Ercan (France)

— March 16, 2013

The Juno Beach Centre gave a very personal connection to me, and I felt like it was a very educational experience. I loved how interactive the museum is, much different from other museums! Getting to see – up close – different artefacts and seeing videos/audio clips was very helpful. It takes me through the whole experience, from the point of view of a Canadian back home during the war, to the mind of a soldier in battle, and everything in between!

Sammi W. (student)
RC Palmer Secondary (BC, Canada)

— March 16, 2013

The photographs illustrate very well the different theatres of war, and Canada’s participation in all of these. The dioramas are very educational. The movie clips allow the students to experience the moment. Time well spent!

Scott Ferguson (teacher)
RC Palmer Secondary (BC, Canada)

— March 16, 2013

I liked all the interactive features of the museum and all of the videos. I learned a lot of information that was interesting and exciting.

Samara C. (student)
St. Andrew’s Regional High School (BC, Canada)

— March 16, 2013

I’m so glad this museum is here to commemorate our Canadians. I loved the entrance video, the small TVs and footage from each province, the map of Canada, and the memorabilia. Our guide (Eric) was a good!

Nicole Carvalho (teacher)
St. Andrew’s Regional High School (BC, Canada)

— March 03, 2013

We found the museum different from others because it really focuses on the Canadian history during the war. It is both indoor and outdoor, and personal artefacts are included everywhere, which is nice. We really enjoyed our tour guide (Guided Tour of Juno Park) and the visit of the museum, thanks!

Sheena, Alyssa & Veronica (student)
Cathedral High School (Ontario, Canada)

— March 03, 2013

Our guide (Ben) was fantastic and very knowledgeable. He kept our students very engaged and encouraged participation and questions. What a wonderful experience.

Stefanie Howorun (teacher)
Cathedral High School (Ontario, Canada)

— February 23, 2013

I enjoyed a lot of the activities. It was also quite interesting to discover D-Day and the war from a Canadian perceptive. I’ve preferred the guided tour of the beach and the bunker. The guide’s explanation helped me understand more clearly what happened there. Thank you.

Erin S. (student)
ESSCA – Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (France)

— February 23, 2013

It was a great visit. The students learned important aspects of the war and gave me positive feedback. Thanks!

Marybel Perez (teacher)
ESSCA – Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (France)

— February 20, 2013

Le musée est très bien expliqué et j’ai bien aimé les salles. J’ai préféré l’animation de Mario (« Un Canadien le Jour-J »).

Kenza (student)
Ecole Paul Langevin (France)

— February 20, 2013

Je reviendrai ! Pour moi, très intéressant. Les enfants sont mobilisés par le Pop Quizz. Ils s’interrogent ainsi sur plein de choses.

Emilie Joubier (teacher)
Ecole Paul Langevin (France)