We hold an astonishing and varied range of objects in our collection, from a tiny button compass to a genuine Second World War LCVP landing craft.
Other items include military equipment, uniforms, archive documents, maps, vehicles, paintings, oral history interviews and photographs. The collection enables us to bring to life the story of the events that led up to D-Day and what happened on the day itself.
Approximately 15% of the collection is currently available online. We will be adding more objects and archives over the next 12 months.
Many of these items are on display at The D-Day Story, others are in store. You can explore the collection online here.
If you would like to add to our collection please see our artefacts wishlist.
We are offering bursaries to help people use our collections for research. Find out more and see how to apply.