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Address: Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3NT, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9282 6722
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Description: Portsmouth's D-Day Museum is Britain's only museum dedicated solely to...
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. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother opened the Museum in June 1984, on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. The Museum’s centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery. At 272 feet (83 metres) in length, this is the world’s longest embroidery of its kind, and the Twentieth Century equivalent of the Bayeux Tapestry. It was commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord. Designed by artist Sandra Lawrence, the Embroidery took five years to complete. An accompanying multi-language audio commentary brings the events of the Embroidery to life. The Museum's unique and dramatic film show uses archive film to create a moving experience that captures the wartime atmosphere. Extensive displays of personal memorabilia, maps, uniforms, vehicles and other historic artefacts complete your visit to the D-Day Museum. Full size dioramas include the map room at the Allied headquarters at Southwick House, and a Horsa glider that has landed in Normandy. A real LCVP landing craft is on display, as is a rare Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle (BARV) tank.Please see our website for more details.
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It took quite a while to view the marvelous tapestry, appreciating the workmanship of so many people. The film took you back into a world of much suffering and bravery of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Worth a quick trip, the video was great for the kids to see what life was like. We visited on serviceman day so there was lots going on and free entry. The vehicles interested my son.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It took quite a while to view the marvelous tapestry, appreciating the workmanship of so many people. The film took you back into a world of much suffering and bravery of all involved. The museum then continued in a more personal way the stories, not only of the British armed forces, but also of the British people. It is too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and thought provoking, tapestry very good, then ww2 exhibition Good on colder or rainy day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Excellent all round museum very informative. First class free parking and facilities for people with disabilities. refreshment area also clean and tidy and drinks reasonable in price. THE STAFF were all very pleasant and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went on a school trip with 64 children! There is an awful lot here now. The museum gave us some great work sheets that encouraged the children to really look at the tapestry. They also really enjoyed looking at local memorabilia and listening to their stories. All in all a really good day, well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited on the anniversary of the D Day landings and it was open house with lots of attractions and people. The various displays are very pertinent but surprisingly not as much memorabilia as one would have thought. Sadly the lighting and displays were very dark and difficult to read so you missed quite a bit of detail. Parking is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Handy hint go on the 6 June it's free (d.day) good and very enjoyable. If you do go on the 6th some times you'll get actor's out side with tanks guns etc. Many a photo can be taken

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On a recent visit to Portsmouth we stopped off at the D Day Museum at Southsea sea front.As a disabled person there is easy access to get around. First stop is the tapestry take your time to study this amazing piece of art then watch the video that explains why we went to war. Veterans are on hand to answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I would highly recommend people to visit the D-Day Museum! the price of entry is cheap for the amount of knowledge and artefacts that they have to offer. The only issue I had is a personal one, and I doubt that this will effect other peoples visits. But I asked the front desk staff about the amount of manikins that... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

my husband and i visited the d day museum and was generally impress, although i was impress with the tapestries it was not my husband cup of tea,but he loved all the displays of various war scenes Showing all the different things of the war was good and the displays that they have, it was very interesting.I also thought it... More 

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Address: Address: Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3NT, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9282 6722
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth

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