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D-Day Museum

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Image of Girl with Overlord Embroidery

The D-Day Museum tells the story of the D-Day Landings in World War Two and has as its centrepiece the magnificent Overlord Embroidery, a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those who took part in the operation.

The Overlord Embroidery was commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord. The embroidery is 272 feet (83 metres) in length, and is the largest work of its kind in the world.

The Museum's unique and dramatic film show uses archive film to bring back memories of the wartime years. There are also extensive displays featuring maps; uniforms and other memorabilia; several vehicles and even a real LCVP landing craft.

An exciting new project will see the D-Day Museum transformed. The current museum is available to view until spring 2017, when it will close for the project to begin. Re-opening dates are to be confirmed nearer the time.

Portsmouth Visitor Information Service is located in the Museum foyer, offering a range of visitor information and services. The Museum’s shop sells a range of items relating to the Second World War.

Please note - museum staff reserve the right to search bags and all visitors must agree to this as a condition of entry to the museum.

Contact Information

D-Day Museum
Clarence Esplanade

Tel: +44 023 9282 7261

Opening Times

October to March Opening Hours (1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)
April to September Opening Hours (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.80 per ticket
Children aged 17 and under go free with a paying adultFree
Portsmouth Leisure Card Holder£4.00 per ticket
Senior 60+£5.80 per ticket
Student£4.70 per ticket
Unaccompanied Child£4.70 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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