Book launch: Gustav the Brave

Friday 21 February 2020

2pm to 4pm

Family friendly

During the Second World War specially trained homing pigeons braved bullets to deliver life-saving messages for Britain and her allies. Gustav was one of them. The D-Day Story invited writer Steve Tasane to work with a group of young writers – The Pigeon Squad – and artist Bob Moulder to bring Gustav’s D-Day tale to life in a rhyming picture book. Join us for the first public reading of the story, follow our pigeon trail, see Gustav’s Dickin Medal, make a pigeon puppet and discover more about the incredible achievements of pigeons in war.

Included in museum ticket price. Advance booking essential. Email: or call 023 9283 4744 / 4737