The D-Day Story plays host to a number of events which provide opportunities for visitors, veterans and families to enjoy a memorable day out.

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Forthcoming events:

British Sign Language tour – Fully booked

British Sign Language tour – Fully booked

Friday 28 June 2019

14:00 to 15:00

***The tour is now fully booked. It will run again on 27th September 2019, click here to visit the event information page.***

Disability friendly

Join expert BSL guide John Wilson as he takes you on a fascinating tour of The D-Day Story to explore and explain the highlights of our collection.

Please be aware that the tour is only suitable for British Sign language users, there is no audio accompaniment.

The tour is included in the admission price for the museum, donations are welcome. Spaces must be booked in advance by email

Normandy 75 conference

Normandy 75 conference

Monday 22 July 2019

This event takes place at the University of Portsmouth from 22nd July to 25th July.

Global War Studies, Brécourt Academic, and the University of Portsmouth Business School – in association with The D-Day Story and the Navy Records Society – are pleased to announce a major international conference marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign.

Normandy 75 brings together scholars, students, and the general public to explore this seminal event in detail, and promote an interdisciplinary and international study of the Normandy Campaign by drawing upon the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. The conference also serves as a forum for Second World War historians to discuss and debate the wide-ranging, international implications of the campaign and how it impacted other theatres – and aspects – of the conflict.

To find out more and book your place visit the University of Portsmouth website.

Enigma machine and more!

Enigma machine and more!

Tuesday 13 August 2019

11:00 to 15:00

Family friendly

Come and see the famous Enigma machine that the Germans used to put secret messages in code, a special visitor to the museum from Bletchley Park. The Allies managed to crack the codes, which helped win the war. Take part in lots of fun, family friendly activities from the Army Flying Museum and explore how science and engineering made the D-Day landings a success.

Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm, no need to book.

2019: D-Day 75
6th June 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, an event that changed the course of the war and of human history. The D-Day Story will be commemorating this momentous occasion with a series of special events, details of which can be seen above, or at the Visit Portsmouth website.