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D-Day 80 commemorations

D-Day 80 in Hampshire

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2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day and with Hampshire playing a prominent role in Operation Overlord, the county will see a number of major special events and exhibitions taking place.
Hampshire was the starting place for many troops travelling to the beaches in Normandy and many locations throughout the county were used as temporary bases before D-Day.  Today you can visit many of these sites including Southwick House and the D-Day Map Room where the planning and execution of Operation Overlord took place.
On the 5th of June, the world's eyes will fall onto Portsmouth who are leading the UK’s D-Day commemorative events.


D-Day events in Hampshire

A full guide to Hampshire’s D-Day events can be found below.


D-Day attractions in Hampshire

As well as a jam-packed programme of special D-Day commemorative events, Hampshire is home to several attractions with D-Day connections that can be visited all year round.
The D-Day Story on Southsea seafront is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied invasion in June 1944. The museum contains exhibitions, galleries and interactive displays telling the story of D-Day from a military and civilian viewpoint.
Visit Southwick House where the planning for Operation Overlord took place and see the large specially produced wall map on which progress of the operation was plotted. This is a unique experience and visits must be booked in advance through The Royal Military Police Museum.
Lepe Country Park in the New Forest National Park was used to launch the famous floating Mulberry Harbours and visitors can still see their remains. This picturesque country park offers a great day out for the whole family, with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be marking D-Day 80 by highlighting stories, events and D-Day related parts of the attraction. And No.6 Cinema within the Dockyard will be showing several D-Day films and talks.  At the Royal Navy Submarine Museum throughout June you can discover the crucial role the x-class submarines played in the build-up to D-Day.

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  1. Friends of New Forest Airfields D-Day Exhibition at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

    Exbury, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2024to9 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  2. D-Day 80 Events at Fort Nelson

    Portsmouth

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2024to1 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  3. Wartime Walks at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

    Exbury, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2024Open 11:00 - 13:00
    From:
    8 June 2024Open 14:00 - 16:00
  4. Southwick Revival D Day Story

    Southwick

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2024to9 June 2024
  5. Steamship Shieldhall D-Day 80th themed cruised to the Solent (Lepe)

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2024Open 14:00 - 18:00
  6. D-Day 80: D-Day Walking Tour from Tudor House & Gardens, Southampton

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    9 June 2024Open 11:00 - 12:30
    From:
    9 June 2024Open 14:00 - 15:30
  7. Operation OVERLORD from the Air with Chris Cox at Army Flying Museum

    Near Stockbridge

    Dates

    From:
    3 June 2024Open 10:00 - 12:00
  8. D-Day in 80 Objects online exhibition

    Southsea

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2024to5 June 2024
  9. Secrets of D-Day with Paul Beaver at Army Flying Museum

    Near Stockbridge

    Dates

    From:
    10 June 2024Open 19:00 - 20:30
  10. D-Day commemorations in Southampton

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    6 June 2024