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D-Day Museum, Portsmouth

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Immerse yourself in learning about the Normandy D-Day landings at D-Day Museum. Contemplate the 83 m (272 ft) long Overlord Embroidery, a tribute to the men and women who took part in Operation Overlord. Relive the atmosphere of D-Day through film footage, music, and wartime images in the audiovisual theater. Reflect over the extensive displays of personal memorabilia, maps, uniforms, vehicles, and other historic artifacts from Portsmouth's war days. Also view full-size dioramas of the map room of the Allied headquarters, a Horsa glider, and a rare Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle (BARV) tank. Arrange your visit to D-Day Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Portsmouth using our Portsmouth vacation builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Situated near Southsea Castle. Tells the story of the D Day landings in words pictures talks and exibitions. Check venue for days, prices and events.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The d-day museum is undergoing a renovation and is closed at this time. Coincidentally there was a pop up exhibition just outside the city on the day that we were in Portsmouth. On this exhibition were a number of items from the museum. A guide has given us much information about the items and d-day. Very special was that there was a 95-year-old man who himself participated in d-day.
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  • August 8, 2017
    You know the story of June 6, 1944 tragically but reality. The Museum in Sothsea/Portsmouth is directly by the sea and is for history lovers certainly a Beuch worth
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  • A great day out, and something we must never forget
  • It's so expensive for such a small museum. If the price was lower I'd say definitely check it out!
  • Excellent museum, I really enjoyed the aspects of daily life in Portsmouth that were included. My group was able to meet and talk to a British WWII and D-Day veteran while there. The tapestry is absolutely amazing!
  • Great day out.
  • It's good to remember how hard life has been for others in our past

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