While the museum is closed, a pop-up museum will be participating in events throughout the city of Portsmouth. The pop-up museum is displayed within a marquee, and is filled with fun, family-friendly activities, including mystery artefacts and wooden tanks. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to record their own family memories of D-Day, and to learn more about the transformation of the museum itself.
The pop-up museum is appearing at a number of events over the summer:
73rd Anniversary of D-Day (Outside the D-Day Museum) - Tuesday 6th June
Armed Forces Day (Castle Field, Southsea) - Saturday 24th June
Buckland Fayre (Buckland Park, Agincourt Road) - Saturday 8th July
Portsmouth City Museum - Wednesday 26th July.
Wartime Memories with Capturing the Spirit (Hillside & Wymering Centre) - Tuesday 1st August
Portsea Carnival (John Pounds Centre) - Saturday 12th August
Victorious Festival (Southsea Common) - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August
Fratton Family Festival (Fratton) - Sunday 17th September
Public Participation Officer Felicity Wood said: "We're really looking forward to taking the pop up museum on the road while our building is closed for the transformation. The interactive, family friendly activities really help us bring the story of D-Day to the people of Portsmouth."
Join the D-Day Museum at the events above to learn more about the story of D-Day and those involved.