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.
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.