The D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
The D-Day Museum has been awarded £4 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to create an international museum to tell the story of D-Day in the 21st Century. The grant of £4,044,500 comprises the majority of our £4.9 million transformation project - though we still need to find a further £170,000 of match-funding to make the project a reality.
The museum transformation will create spaces for learning, events and displays. Improved galleries will tell the story of D-Day - from the planning and build up to the day itself, and the Battle of Normandy - using objects, interactive material and the perspectives of people who were alive at the time. The museum's activity and events programme will be transformed by the funding, which includes money for a public programmes manager and additional resources for the re-launch of the museum and events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019.
2017-2018: The museum will be open as usual through to 12 March 2017 inclusive, after which the refurbishment will commence. We plan that the museum will reopen in Spring 2018.
Learn more about our plans to transform the D-Day Museum and about how to support our project by making a donation. You can give now by text: Text "DDAY44" followed by £2 or £5 or £10 to "70070", or donate online. Thank you.
You can also support our project by purchasing "Heroes' Tide", a brand new album available on CD and digital download, sung by local choirs and featuring a reflective and atmospheric piece composed especially for the album by Royal Marine Musician James Dunlop.
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?"
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).
View the moving interviews with Normandy veterans, conducted mainly by Brigadier Clive Elderton for the Normandy Veterans Association and available on the website of our partner, Legasee Educational Trust.