Members of the Portsmouth branch of the Normandy Veterans Association frequently come to the D-Day Museum to talk to visitors during school holidays and half terms.
The D-Day Museum holds events each year to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (late January), the D-Day anniversary (6 June), Armed Forces Day (early July) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday nearest 11 November).
Some forthcoming events are listed below. Please see our events page for a complete listing of events at the D-Day Museum and other museums run by Portsmouth Museums & Records Service: www.portsmouthmuseums.co.uk
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May 2014
D-Day anniversary conference. Want to find out more about the latest research into D-Day and the Battle of Normandy from experts in the field, and also about research by local community groups into the D-Day connections of their local areas? Then this conference, aimed at a wide audience, is for you! It will take place at the D-Day Museum. The conference will also include a visit to Southwick House, where the Allied commanders met just before D-Day. More details to follow. Please contact us (click here to email) if you would like to receive updates on the conference programme.
Tuesday 3rd - Sunday 8th June 2014
70th anniversary of D-Day. In 2014 the city of Portsmouth (home of the D-Day Museum) will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day landings with events over six days. From 3rd to 8th June, there will be a veterans' centre on the Southsea seafront, where Normandy veterans will be able to meet each other and members of the modern armed forces. On 5th June a drumhead service and parade on Southsea Common will be held, following this there will be an amphibious landing on Southsea beach by the Royal Navy. In the evening there will be a Sunset Concert for Heroes aimed specifically at veterans and their families as guest of honour. On 6th June, we turn our focus to the remembrance of D-Day with a service at the D-Day Stone in Southsea led by the Royal British Legion. The weekend of 7th - 8th June will see military vehicles, re-enactors and other activities bringing the wartime period to life on the seafront. Other events and exhibitions are also planned, and nearer the time more information will be published at www.visitportsmouth.co.uk - a designated website is also currently being developed. Events are still being planned, and more details will be released nearer the time.
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Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Details are correct at time of upload. Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances.