About us

The D-Day Story tells the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. It holds over 10,000 items – preserving, researching and acquiring objects to share with the public through exhibitions, workshops and other activities. The museum is fully accredited, meeting nationally agreed standards for UK museums.

The D-Day Story is one of six museums run by Portsmouth Museums, part of Portsmouth City Council. Responsibility for the museums service falls under the remit of the council’s cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport.

The aims of Portsmouth Museums are to: reflect the diversity of the city’s culture and communities in our visitors and offer; provide inspirational opportunities for people to enjoy and learn from the collections; and to showcase the national and international heritage of the city.

The D-Day Story is supported by the Portsmouth D-Day Museum Trust, registered charity No 1156976.

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

The D-Day Story has been awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2020. The award is granted only to the best-reviewed attractions on TripAdvisor and puts us in the top 10% – worldwide!

If you would like to leave us a review, you can do so on our TripAdvisor page.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice

European Museum of the Year Award nominee

The D-Day Story was shortlisted for the European Museum of the Year Award 2019. We are one of only 40 museums from across Europe nominated for the prestigious award (and one of only three within the UK).

The European Museum of the Year Award promotes excellence in innovation and public quality in museum practice, encouraging networking and exchange of ideas and sustainable best practices within the sector.

European Museum of the Year award logo

European Museum of the Year Award

Beautiful South Awards, Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award finalists.

The D-Day Story are finalists in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category of the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence. This award recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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