The D-Day Museum is now closed to the public and is undergoing a complete transformation. The work is part of the £4.9 million 'Transforming the D-Day Museum' project, enabled by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The museum will remained closed until Spring 2018, when it will reopen, debuting totally new displays about the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
The museum itself will reopen in spring 2018. The new, improved galleries will use artefacts, and interactive material to tell the story of D-Day, showing different perspectives on the day itself, and the Battle of Normandy, including the experiences of allied countries such as the USA and Canada, the French civilians, and the German soldiers. It will also give an insight into the preparations and aftermath of the conflict. The museum will display significant, previously-unseen items, and include loans from national museums. Stories and memories from D-Day veterans working with the museum have been collected over the years, and will contribute to the new design.