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A fantastic, interactive museum packed full with lots of treasures tucked away in Castletown. Great for all, particularly children, as there are so many objects to handle and war artefacts to engage with. Very moving to think back to the American troops who left from...More
A gem of a museum!! Not the biggest but certainly well worth a visit. I easily spent two hours there. Unlike most museums you are welcome to handle, sit in or on the exhibits so you can get an idea of what it was like...More
We happened across this museum by chance and we are so glad we did. My husband and I took our 12 year old son as we had a few hours to kill before a family party. Admission prices were OK - not too exorbitant. But...More
Highly recommend this museum tucked into a corner of Portland near Weymouth for an hour or two’s wander to learn about D-day preparation & USA contribution, done within a few yards of this museum. (But there’s still a spitfire flying over the whole warehouse;-). Liked...More
Visited this place on 16th March. Brilliant layout with a huge range of exhibits. Loved being able to touch and feel the exhibits. Having seen the Normandy side several times it was an eye opener to see film footage and equipment that told the story...More
Museums are often places that are out of touch with the audience and more often than not, a little too pleased with themselves, for no apparent reason. This museum is the opposite, it promises little but delivers much. It’s completely interactive, which means the majority...More
We stopped in at the D-Day Centre whilst in Portland on the way back from the Lighthouse and we were very glad we did ! Brilliant artefacts which kept everyone amused from our pre-teen daughter to our 15 year old. They loved being able to...More
We spent an emotional few hours learning about the history that happened on the very ground we were walking on. Castletown was where thousands of American troops embarked for the beaches of Normandy. Excellent background details of the Caisson statues. Ideal for family groups as...More
Both the D-Day Centre and the D-Day Museum are excellent visitor attractions, however the D-Day Centre focuses primarily on the embarkation of the US servicemen who were bound for Omaha Beach, Normandy.