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D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

  • Southsea
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

The Museum's centre-piece is the Overlord Embroidery. Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, it is a moving tribute to the efforts and sacrifices of the Allies in defeating Nazi Germany. The scenes depicted in the Embroidery's 34 panels are vividly described in a multi-language sound guide.

Within the Embroidery gallery is the audio-visual theatre, where archive film footage, music, wartime images and the words of those who lived through it combine to evoke the atmosphere of World War II.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Museum closing February 2017 for a major refurbishment.


General Admission
Adults: £10.00
Seniors: £8.00
Students and Kids (5-17): £5.00
Under 5s: Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids): £25.00

Travel & Contact Information


Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3NT, England

Phone number

023 9282 7261



Click here to visit D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery have stated they are pushchair friendly.

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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