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The D-Day Story is a museum in Portsmouth that puts visitors at the heart of the Normandy Landings of June 1944. Through personal testimonies and artefacts it takes visitors through the entire operation, from the planning and build up to D-Day, to the operation itself, and the legacy of those actions that can still be felt today. The museum features LCT 7074, the last Landing Craft Tank of its kind - painstakingly restored and now the first part of your visit to The D-Day Story. The final gallery contains the 83-metre Overlord Embroidery, which tells the story of D-Day through hand-stitched panels, created by the Royal School of Needlework.

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The D-Day Story
Clarence Esplanade
PO5 3NT Portsmouth

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm


Museum closes at 17:00 from October to March.

Closed: 24, 25, and 26 December, plus certain days of the year for large events in the area - see website for details.

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0 - 4 Free
5 - 17 £6.75
Adults £13.50
Seniors £10.80
Students £6.75
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £33.75


Family ticket: up to 2 adults and up to 3 children

Disabled adult visitor: £10.80
Disabled senior visitor: £8.65
Disabled child visitor: £5.40...

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  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

  • Audio tour

  • Credit card

  • Parking


Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, England


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The D-Day Story has 2 ratings.

Monday, June 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

I don't usually like museums but found this one really interesting. There is a good mix of films, pictures, quizzes, challenges, descriptions, experiences of soldiers, families, the occupied French, civilians, nurses, veterans. I was moved to tears in parts. The embroidery depicting D-day is incredible! It must be 100's feet long. I am in awe of the design and work involved. The toilet facilities are excellent and spotlessly clean. There is a cafe where the addition of cream teas, more choice of cakes and ice creams would have been appreciated. An excellent venue for school parties, home education groups, families and all ages over approx 12 years old.

  Visited on Monday, June 14, 2021

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