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D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

Southsea, Hampshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

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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Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery's website
023 9282 7261

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


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