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D-Day Museum

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Image of Girl with Overlord Embroidery

This museum has as its centrepiece the magnificent Overlord Embroidery 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 Overlord 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.

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.

D-Day Museum Café open during high season.

Bupa Great South Run Weekend 25th & 26th October 2014 - Important Information

This weekend sees Portsmouth host the Great South Run, a major event for the city. There are a number of road closures over the weekend so please make sure you check these before travelling and add some extra time for your journey. You can find all the details of road closures on the homepage of The D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery, Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Southsea Castle and Portsmouth Museum are all located along the route of the 10 mile race on Sunday 26th October. The D-Day Museum and Southsea Castle are located along the route of the 5k and mini runs on Saturday 25th October.

Contact Information

Clarence Esplanade

Tel: +44 023 9282 7261

Fax: +44 023 9287 5276

Opening Times

Open All Year
2015 (01/10/2014 - 31/03/2015)
2015 (01/04/2015 - 30/09/2015)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.70 per ticket
Child£4.60 per ticket
Children aged 17 and under go free with a paying adultFree
Senior 60+£5.70 per ticket

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

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