Welcome to Fort des Dunes Musérial

A museum and memorial in one, you enter a unique place steeped in history...

Discover Le Musérial

A military fort at the heart of Operation Dynamo

Discover the history of the Fort and its role in the Second World War

The history of the Fort

A place of history and culture

Cultural programming for all ages!

Cultural Agenda
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Fort des Dunes Museum

Leffrinckoucke - Dunkirk

Venir au Musée du Fort des Dunes à Leffrinckoucke Dunkerque

Visit the Fort

A unique fortified site on the edge of a remarkable dune area.


Calendar of cultural events at the Fort.

Le logo du Zum Théâtre au Fort des Dunes

Theater programming

All shows and concerts at the "ZUM Théâtre".

Museum ticket office

Buy your tickets or book a group tour!

Groups / Family / Children

Special activities and tours for all ages.

Réservation anniversaire au Fort des Dunes

Your birthday at the Fort!

Special birthday entertainment for 7- to 12-year-olds!

Salle de séminaire en location au Fort des Dunes

Rent the Fort!

Rental for professionals and customized events.

Une muséographie pour comprendre le rôle du Fort dans son contexte historique et géographique

The history of the Fort

150 years of history, two wars and Operation Dynamo before your eyes.

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Temporary exhibition at the Fort

The great bicycle adventure

Organized in partnership with the “Vélos Historiques” association, this unique exhibition will showcase dozens of bicycles dating from the 1920s to 2020. Visitors will have an exceptional opportunity to admire emblematic models and rare bicycles that have marked the history of the bicycle.

Museum and Memorial

Visit a military fort
in the heart of the Dunes

Upcoming events

Upcoming dates at Fort des Dunes....

Not to be missed !
June (Saturday)
19h00 - 22h00

La Nuit du Musérial

Rendezvous at the Fort for the latest edition of the Nuit du Musérial! Remember to book online or by phone. ...

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Le Fort des Dunes
in figures

years of history before your eyes


m² in the Flanders dunes


m² of permanent exhibition space


year-round events


Why this museum

A military structure of the “Séré de Rivière” system, nestled in the heart of the dunes, the Fort des Dunes museum provides an insight into the different eras that have marked French history. Today, it is one of the major museums in the Dunkirk area.

Events and culture

Many cultural, sporting and memorial events take place at the Fort des Dunes. They allow visitors to discover the history of the site in a different way, and ensure that this shared history is passed on to future generations…

A place to remember

The Fort des Dunes witnessed Operation Dynamo, the largest landings in the history of the Second World War. It was also the execution site for Dunkirk resistance fighters.

A strategic location

Halfway between Dunkirk and the Belgian border, hidden in the dunes and just a stone’s throw from the North Sea, the fort’s location was not chosen at random…

The Fort des Dunes is a historic site, but it's not set in stone. It evolves with the times and offers reflections on current issues. Places of remembrance have a responsibility to pass on the memory, and we have a duty to offer an ambitious range of museums and events. Olivier Ryckebusch, Mayor of Leffrinckoucke

Year-round programming

A place to remember
and cultural activities

The Fort des Dunes in pictures

A multi-faceted historical site