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The D-Day Story and its collection

The D-Day Story

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
PO5 3NT Portsmouth

Visitor information The D-Day Story

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30

Opens daily except on 24, 25, and 26 December.


0 – 4Free
5 – 17£6.75
18 – 59£13.50
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)£33.75

Disabled adult visitor - £10.80
Disabled senior visitor - £8.65
Disabled child visitor - £5.40
Portsmouth Leisure Card - 40% discount on full price
Serving members of the Armed Forces - £10.80

Group discounts (15+)
Adult group rate - £10.80
Senior group rate - £8.64
Child group rate - £5.40


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Credit card
Audio tour

Location & Map

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth

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The D-Day Story Reviews

The D-Day Story has 2 ratings.

  • A
    Alison • Jun 14, 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 Jun 14, 2021

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