The D-Day Museum was opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. Its centrepiece is 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 Museum was extended in 1994 for D-Day 50. The Dulverton Wing is a multi-purpose space which is used amongst other things for lectures, exhibitions and work with schools. Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum is Britain’s only Museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. D-Day was a turning point in the Second World War, and a moment when the course of world events depended on the Allied troops taking part. The museum has extensive archives covering many aspects of the history of D-Day. The archives are used by a variety of people including authors writing books, students doing coursework, and people studying local or family history. The D-Day Museum is located in Portsmouth because of the vital role played by the city and the surrounding area in the preparations and execution of D-Day. As well as Portsmouth itself, places like Gosport, Hayling Island, Southwick and Warsash (to name a few) had an essential part in the success of D-Day. (Monty's Super Snipe Photo Jim Linwood.)
OPENING TIMES : Open daily except 24-26 December April - September 10.00am - 5.30pm October - March 10.00am - 5.00pm.
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▶ Address : Portsmouth Museums and Records Service Museum Road Portsmouth Hants PO1 2LJ.
▶ Contact Number : 2392827261
▶ Website: www.ddaymuseum.co.uk
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