The D-Day Story

“A brilliant exploration of one of the 20th century's most important events.” - VisitEngland Assessor

LOCATION

Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Our View

Through a collection of personal objects, audio-visual presentations, displays and embroidery, the story of the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule is told. Among the exhibits is a landing craft with two tanks aboard; an exploration of every aspect of the preparation for the landings; film and recordings of the events and significant figures involved, and the astounding Overlord Embroidery, a kind of Bayeux tapestry of the events of June 1944.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
The D-Day Story
Clarence Esplanade, PORTSMOUTH, Hampshire, PO5 3NT

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: 10am to 5pm (5.30pm between April and September)

About the area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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