The D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
Very exciting news: The D-Day Museum has secured Heritage Lottery Fund support! The Museum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a £4.1 million bid to completely transform the museum to tell the D-Day story for museum visitors in the 21st century. Read more about the news here. Learn more about our plans to transform the D-Day Museum and about how to support our project.
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?"
Are you interested in attending events of all kinds that are being held in the south of England to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day? Then have a look at our Events Calendar (even though the anniversary on 6 June has passed, there are still some upcoming events marking the anniversary of the Normandy Landings). If you are organising an event and would like us to help publicise it, you can add your event details there too. Also 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).
In 2014 - the year of the 70th anniversary of D-Day - there is a lot happening at the D-Day Museum! Keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and hear about events, special offers, D-Day history and more!