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The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Immerse yourself in learning about the Normandy D-Day landings at The D-Day Story. Contemplate the 83 m (272 ft) long Overlord Embroidery, a tribute to the men and women who took part in Operation Overlord. Relive the atmosphere of D-Day through film footage, music, and wartime images in the audiovisual theater. Reflect over the extensive displays of personal memorabilia, maps, uniforms, vehicles, and other historic artifacts from Portsmouth's war days. Also view full-size dioramas of the map room of the Allied headquarters, a Horsa glider, and a rare Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle (BARV) tank. Arrange to visit The D-Day Story and other attractions in Portsmouth using our Portsmouth online tour itinerary planner.
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  • Portsmouth was one of the main embarkation points for D-Day invasion and also the headquarters of Supreme Commander, so it is the proper place for such museum. Taking into account all above, I was...  more »
  • This is the only museum dedicated to the D-Day invasion in the UK. The museum does a great job of detailing almost every aspect of the invasion; brought to light with actual news reels and a wealth...  more »
  • A really good museum both for adults and children. Probably takes about an hour but there was a lot to see. The tapestry is interesting and there is a lot to see how it was made. Just great
  • I should not have been surprised, these type of exhibitions are usually pretty well done in Portsmouth. But this display did not disappoint. The tapestry is a real labour of love that is art at its corr

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