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The D-Day Story

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The D-Day Story gives a fascinating insight into the events of the Normandy Landings, and what those taking part had to face. Through artefacts, personal testimonies and audio-visuals, the museum tells the story of the historic day - showcasing the epic made personal, and the personal made epic.

Where is The D-Day Story located?

The D-Day Story is located on Clarence Esplanade, along Southsea Seafront. There is a paid car park alongside the museum. Just a few hundred metres from The D-Day Story is the historic Southsea Castle.

What is the history of The D-Day Story to the present day?

The museum has recently undergone a £5 million transformation project. The aim of this was to turn the attraction from something specialising in the technicalities of military history to a space that could tell the fascinating stories of those involved in the landings.

What is there to see and do at The D-Day Story?

The museum shows visitors around a timeline of events, from preparation to the battle, and then finally the legacy. It shows the 'pencil that started the invasion', offers a glimpse into what faced those landing in Normandy, and concludes with the epic Overlord Embroidery - a fascinating piece all on its own.

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Disabled Access

Parking Available

Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: All Year, Daily Apr to Sep 10:00-17:30. Oct to Mar, 10:00-17:00. Closed 24-26 Dec.

Price Details: Adult £10, Seniors £8, Children and Students £5, Family £25. Group rates available.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PortsmouthPO5 3NT, United Kingdom

On seafront at Southsea - follow signs for Seafront and D-Day Museum. Nearest station Portsmouth Harbour. See our website for more details.

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