The D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

The D-Day Museum has secured Heritage Lottery Fund support! We have initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a £4 million bid to completely transform the museum to tell the D-Day story for museum visitors in the 21st Century. Learn more about our plans to transform the D-Day Museum and about how to support our project by making a donation. You can give now by text: Text "DDAY44" followed by £2 or £5 or £10 to 70070. Thank you.

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. Find out more about what you can see in the museum's displays, including the Overlord Embroidery. Discover more about D-Day here - including the answer to the question "What does D-Day stand for?"

"Make do and mend" with Making Space!
Have an old garment that you’d like to re-invent? Have a stash of wonderful old materials but not sure what to do with it? Want to capture memories in textiles, while learning a range of skills such as hand embroidery, applique, printing, collage and machine stitch. No experience needed and all ages welcome to take part. Making Space, a Leigh Park-based organisation that promotes contemporary craft, art and design, is delivering a series of workshops in September and October, led by two textile artists, Ami Lowman and June Allnutt. Click here for a full list of events and further information.

Have a look at D-Day on your Doorstep, our unique new listing of locations throughout the UK that are connected to the D-Day Landings (we encourage you to add your own locations too).

Keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and hear about events, special offers, D-Day history and more!

View the moving interviews with Normandy veterans, conducted mainly by Brigadier Clive Elderton for the Normandy Veterans Association and available on the website of our partner, Legasee Educational Trust.