The D-Day Story

Portsmouth’s D-Day Story is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944.

The D-Day Story’s centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery, and within the Embroidery gallery is the audio-visual theatre, evoking the atmosphere of World War II through archive film footage, music, wartime images and the words of those who lived through it. Displays show personal memorabilia, maps, uniforms, vehicles and other historic artefacts.

Further displays within the Museum allow visitors to experience the sights and sounds of Britain at War, as well as a reconstruction of the Allied landings by sea and air on D-Day itself, and ‘Portsmouth Memories’, featuring the recorded reminiscences of local men, women and children who experienced life on the Home Front or took part in D-Day.

The Museum also offers a café and gift shop.

The D-Day Story is located in Portsmouth because of the vital role played by the city and the surrounding area in the preparations and execution of D-Day. As well as Portsmouth itself, places like Gosport, Hayling Island, Southwick and Warsash (to name a few) had an essential part in the success of D-Day.

Contact Details

The D-Day Story and Overlord Embroidery, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea PO5 3NT

Telephone: 023 9282 7261
Website: The D-Day Story