Events

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.

You’ll soon be able to book events online, but for now please email theddaystory@portsmouthcc.gov.uk if you’d like to book or to find out more.

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Forthcoming events:

Identify your Second World War treasures

Identify your Second World War treasures

Friday 14 June 2019

10:00 to 16:00

Bring your nostalgic D-Day and WW2 objects to the museum for identification by an expert panel of museum Curators. Throughout the day there will be talks by Curators from The Keep Military Museum and The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.

Please help us keep the event safe by not bringing any of the following items: Remnants of ordnance, ammunition, weapons, any deactivated explosives, bayonets, knives or any explosive related items.

Talks

11am to 12pm – Chris Copson, Curator, The Keep Museum. Chris will explore how ‘Hobart’s Funnies’ were developed for the invasion and how infantry and armoured divisions cooperated on D-Day.

12.30pm to 1pm – Portsmouth University Students. History students have used our collection to carry out research as part of their degree. Come along and hear what they have found out.

2pm to 3pm – David Blake, Curator, Museum of Army Chaplaincy. David will discuss personal stories of the Army Chaplains who took part in D-Day and the Battle for Normandy.

Spaces for the talks are limited and we recommend booking in advance on 023 9283 4744 / 4737 or email MVS@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

The event is included in the admission charge for the museum.

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.