D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
For postal address, please see "Contact Info".
Open daily except 24-26 December
April - September 10.00am - 5.30pm *
October - March 10.00am - 5.00pm *
* Last entry to the D-Day Museum is 30 minutes before closing time.
We suggest you allow 1.5 to 2 hours in total for your visit to the museum..
Go to this page for some photographs of the interior of the museum.
23-24 August 2014, Victorious Festival
On the weekend of 23-24 August 2014, the D-Day Museum will be included within the grounds of the Victorious Festival, which is taking place on the Southsea seafront. Admission to the D-Day Museum will be included as part of the festival ticket, and only festival ticket holders will be able to visit the Museum on these days. The same applies to Visitor Information enquiries in person, with alternative Visitor Information points operating at Portsmouth City Museum and the Hard for people without festival tickets. Visitor Information enquiries by telephone and email will be answered as usual. There will be parking suspensions in the area of the D-Day Museum: see next section.
Car and coach pay and display parking is available near the museum, including in the D-Day Museum car park, and on Clarence Esplanade and the Avenue de Caen.
Find out about current car parking charges in Portsmouth: click here. Prices and availability of parking spaces may vary between different locations.
Portsmouth Visitor Information
Portsmouth's award winning Visitor Information Team is based at the D-Day Museum and is here to help you make the most of your time in the city. Our friendly team will help you plan your visit, with information and lots of suggestions on accommodation, attractions, entertainment and events. As well as discounted tickets for attractions we also sell tickets for local events and entertainment including no fee bookings for the Kings Theatre in Southsea, the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth and the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. We are also agents for Lucketts coach trips and holidays. Coach and theatre bookings must be made in person. For more information, click here to go to the Visit Portsmouth website.
Travelling by public transport
Find out more about bus routes and other public transport in Portsmouth.
Train: The D-Day Museum is roughly the same distance from both Portsmouth Harbour, and Portsmouth & Southsea train stations. There are taxi ranks at both stations.
Bus: The No.19 bus (First Group) goes from the City Centre (near Portsmouth & Southsea train station) and stops at the Pyramids Centre, about 5 minutes walk from the D-Day Museum (Monday - Saturday). On Sundays only, the No.16 bus (First Group) goes from Portsmouth Harbour train station (The Hard) and stops directy outside the D-Day Museum. Other buses that may be useful are the No.1 bus (First Group) and the No.23 bus (Stagecoach) which go from Portsmouth Harbour train station (The Hard) to the Palmerston Road area of Southsea, about 15 minutes walk from the D-Day Museum. For more advice on getting to the D-Day Museum by bus, please phone us on 023 9282 6722.
Park and ride: Find out more here about Portsmouth's park and ride services. The bus goes to the City Centre and The Hard, from the car park in the north of Portsmouth.
The D-Day Museum's cafe is open April - September (10.00am - 4.30pm), serving a selection of food, hot meals, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and drinks. You do not need to buy an admission ticket to the museum in order to visit the cafe.
Items dealing mainly with the history of World War II and the D-Day campaign, including gifts, postcards and books. Also an extensive souvenir collection depicting the Overlord Embroidery.
Children aged seventeen years and under are free when accompanied with a full paying adult.
Concessions for senior citizens, children, students, families and UB40 holders. See Museums' Visitor Information page.
We offer a discount for groups and special rates for schools and other educational groups. All groups must be booked in advance. For reservations, please email us or telephone 023 9283 4744 / 4737.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR GROUPS! Pre-booked tours/introductory talks by a Tourist Guide, focusing on either the Overlord Embroidery or the D-Day Landings. These special tours are only available to groups. Please click here to find out more about these tours.
Joint Spinnaker Tower & D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
A chance to see the landmarks, coastline and embarkation points that became crucial during the D-Day campaign from a unique perspective on the view decks of the Spinnaker Tower, combined with a visit to the D-Day Museum.
Find out about the key role the city of Portsmouth played in one of the most momentous days in world history, plus view the amazing Overload Embroidery, representing stories of the brave troops and providing a fascinating insight into Operation Overload. This fascinating NEW joint ticket is available for groups of 15 or more.
This ticket is available from £9.90 for Adults, £9.10 for concessions, £8.40 for children - to book contact the Spinnaker Tower groups team on 023 9285 7520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the time of D-Day, the Allied commanders met at Southwick House, just outside Portsmouth. Southwick House and its famous D-Day wall map can be visited by prior arrangement (appointments are necessary as it is on a military base). To visit Southwick House, please contact the Defence School of Policing and Guarding - click here to send an email (visits can only be arranged by email). The D-Day Museum is not responsible for visits to Southwick House.
For a large size photo of the D-Day Wall Map, click here.