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Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
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. Click here to find out more about what you can see at the museum. Below: the Overlord Embroidery is on display at the museum.
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Redevelopment of the D-Day Museum: Click here to find out more about our plans for redeveloping the D-Day Museum between 2014 and 2019.
Community groups: the D-Day Museum wants to work with you!
The D-Day Museum has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014. As part of this we will be working with community groups, helping them research their area’s links with the 1944 D-Day Landings. We are looking for existing enthusiastic groups with an interest in their local history, based in Portsmouth or within 30 miles of the city including Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Waterlooville (or elsewhere within that distance, in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight or West Sussex). The project focuses on local connections rather than the broader, national and international story of D-Day. Many places in the region have local connections to D-Day, and each participating group will choose the topic(s) to study. For more information and to discuss your ideas, please contact Amy Radford, D-Day 70 Projects Officer. By phone: 023 9243 7812. By post: City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ. Or via the contact page of this website.
Portsmouth veterans win regional award for volunteering!
Members of the Portsmouth branch of the Normandy Veterans Association have won an award recognising their long term contribution to the museum as volunteers (photo below). The five veterans shown below, as well as a number of others who have since passed away or are no longer able to come to the museum, regularly meet visitors at talk about their wartime experiences.
The veterans are seen here at the British Museum, where on Monday 8 July 2013 they won the south east region of the 'Marsh Award for Museum Learning'.
D-Day Museum receives grant from Heritage Lottery Fund
In June 2014 the D-Day Museum was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for activities connected to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in 2014. We will use the grant to work with community groups in the region and help them research the D-Day history of their area, to hold a community conference on D-Day in May 2014, conduct oral history interviews with veterans and eye-witnesses, and to publicise D-Day anniversary events in the region.
'Blackout44' for young people: join the D-Day Museum's Youth Advisory Board!
We want you to be part of our Youth Advisory Board for our new project, Blackout44! Be part of Portsmouth's History! Blackout44 has been to created to make sure that the D-Day story lasts forever and that the young people of Portsmouth are made aware of the D-Day Museum, its collections and the story. The ‘Day + Youth’ project will give young people like yourself, the opportunity to work with the D-Day Museum, its collections and to help shape future displays and activity programmes. Being part of the Youth Advisory Board will give you the freedom to have your say and explore and create new ways to promote the D-Day story so that it is remembered forever. You don’t necessarily have to have an interest in D-Day to be part of the project: we are looking for fun, committed and enthusiastic individuals who can engage other young people. Interested or know someone who may be? Please contact Rebecca Parrant at Pompey in the Community's Respect Programme on 023 9275 2900 or 07964 057543, or click here to email. You can read more about the project on the Blackout44 blog.