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The D-Day Story and its collection

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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
Southsea
PO5 3NT Portsmouth
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Visitor information The D-Day Story

Opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Thursday
10:00 – 17:30
Friday
10:00 – 17:30
Saturday
10:00 – 17:30
Sunday
10:00 – 17:30

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.

Admission

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

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Parking
Coffee
Credit card
Child-friendly
Audio tour

Location & Map

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth

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Exhibitions

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The D-Day Story Reviews

The D-Day Story has 2 ratings.

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    Alison • 14 Jun 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 14 Jun 2021

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