D-Day Museum

Portsmouth City Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3NT
Clarence Esplanade Portsmouth England PO5 3NT GB

Visit Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6th June 1944. Experience the sounds and sights of Britain at war and witness an air raid warden’s living room in the Blitz. Discover how troops prepared for D-Day in a forest camp, and see the map room which was situated in the Allied headquarters at Southwick House. You will also see a Horsa glider that landed in Normandy.

Feast your eyes on a wonderful Overlord Embroidery that is 83 metres long and is the world’s longest embroidery of its kind. This magnificent piece of art serves as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of men and women who took part in the Operation Overlord. It took five years to complete and was commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92). As you admire the embroidery, listen to the accompanying multi-language audio commentary which brings the events of the Overlord Embroidery to life.

This wonderful museum was opened by The Queen Mother in June 1984 on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. It makes a great family day out as it is a memorable and interesting place to visit.

Opening Times: 10.00am to 5.30pm from April to September, and from October to March, 10.00am to 5.00pm. The museum is closed on 24th – 26th December.

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