Explore the V2 secret base
Get a tour inside this gigantic concrete bunker, converted into a breathtaking History Centre. Under the dome, galleries were supposed to shelter the V2 rockets. Today, beside the new 3D Planetarium, La Coupole offers a half-day activity for the family. Free car park, pic-nic area, indoor cafe, souvenir shop… Virtual tour
‘Railway Workers in the Resistance’
Until 31 August 2014 La Coupole, Centre of History and Remembrance in the Nord–Pas-de-Calais is presenting the ‘Railway Workers in the Resistance’ exhibition, organised by the Fondation de la Résistance (Resistance Foundation) with the participation and support of the SNCF (French national railway company), and in collaboration with the Association pour l’Histoire des Chemins de Fer en France (Association for the History of Railways in France). The exhibition retraces the history of the railway workers’ commitment during the Resistance, reconstructs the professional and social context and evokes the remembrance aspects, using hitherto unseen documents and the work of historians over the decades.
The Liberation of Nord–Pas-de-Calais
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Nord–Pas-de-Calais, La Coupole is presenting a temporary exhibition devoted to the year 1944 and the liberation of the region. Commissioned by La Coupole, and created by Laurent Thiery (a doctorate in history) and Laurent Seillier (professor of history), it is a well-documented account of the latest advances in research on major themes related to this topic: the bombings, the Ascq massacre, the Resistance, the military operations, repression, the activity of "the guardian angel of the V1" or the last "train from Loos". Covering the period from April 1944 to May 1945, iconography is at the heart of the exhibition. Exhibition from September 5, 2014 to August 31, 2015