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The D-Day Story is located on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire. Use postcode PO5 3NT for sat nav.

The museum is open from 10:00 to 17:30 (17.00 from October to March) every day except 24, 25 and 26 December. Last admission is one hour before closing.


There is a large 125-space car park located next to the D-Day Story. The car park is open 24 hours a day and has toilet facilities on site. There are 25 coach spaces, with a wash bay facility available. For parking charges please see The Seafront D-Day car park.

There are marked disabled bays within the car park and on Clarence Esplanade in front of the museum. Parking is free for blue badge holders.

Park & Ride

Portsmouth’s Park & Ride is available from Junction 1 of the M275 motorway which is the principal route into Portsmouth from the north. Follow the brown direction signs to the Park & Ride car park.

The nearest Park & Ride stop to The D-Day Story is at The Hard Interchange transport hub which is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour railway station and Gunwharf Quays.

Catch a connecting number 3 bus to Palmerston Road then it is an attractive 10 minute walk across Southsea Common to the D-Day Story on the seafront.

On Sundays there is an hourly number 16 bus which will stop outside the museum.


The nearest bus stop is an attractive 10 minute walk from Palmerston Road across Southsea Common, to the D-Day Story. See directions above from The Hard Interchange to Palmerston Road.


The nearest train station is Portsmouth & Southsea – a 1.5 mile walk from The D-Day Story. The most direct route is via Isambard Brunel Road, Grosvenor Street, Cottage Grove, Grove Roads North and South, Palmerston Road and Avenue de Caen. There is also a taxi rank outside Portsmouth & Southsea railway station.

Alternatively, it’s a 1.7 mile walk from Fratton station to the museum, via Sydenham Terrace, Victoria Roads North and South, Lennox Road South and Clarence Esplanade.

From the Isle of Wight

Regular services run across the Solent from the Isle of Wight to Southsea. The fastest route is via Hovertravel, with a journey time of just 10 minutes, which brings you to Clarence Parade, roughly 10 minute’s walk from the museum.

Alternatively, the Wightlink fastcat and car ferry run services from the Hard Interchange and Old Portsmouth respectively. The catamaran takes around 22 minutes to reach Ryde, and departs from the terminal within Portsmouth Harbour train station. The car ferry takes passengers to Fishbourne from the port in Old Portsmouth (near Gunwharf Quays), with a journey time of around 45 minutes.

Please note, we are unable to store luggage for visitors.