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The D-Day Story

The museum has completely new displays about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, told through the stories of those who took part. At the centre of the museum sits the Overlord Embroidery, which is 272 feet (83 metres) in length, and is the largest work of its kind in the world.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Portsmouth City Council


Clarence Esplanade Southsea Portsmouth Hampshire PO5 3NT

  • 023 9288 2555
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Open days

Daily 1000-1730, Oct-Mar 1700, (Last entry 1 hour earlier). (Closed 24-26 Dec.)


By Bus: 1, 16, 23

By Rail: Portsmouth & Southsea / 1.5 miles

Following a £5 million transformation project – with thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund – the museum has now been transformed, to provide an engaging insight into the lives of those who took part in D-Day, whether they were individuals on the shore in Portsmouth, or those who went over to Normandy.

The museum contains many exhibits not previously displayed to the public, in refurbished galleries that feature the words and perspectives of those involved – from both a military and a civilian viewpoint. There will also be spaces for learning, events and interactive displays.


Thu 6th Jun 2019: D-Day 75

Will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, an event that changed the course of the war and of human history. The D-Day Story will be commemorating…


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