Identify your Second World War treasures

Friday 14 June 2019

10:00 to 16:00

Bring your nostalgic D-Day and WW2 objects to the museum for identification by an expert panel of museum Curators. Throughout the day there will be talks by D-Day experts.


11am to 12pm – Christopher Jary, Author. Christopher will discuss 231 Malta Brigade, the first British infantry ashore on D-Day, through the personal stories of individual soldiers.

12.30pm to 1pm – Portsmouth University Students. History students have used our collection to carry out research as part of their degree. Come along and hear what they have found out.

2pm to 3pm – David Blake, Curator, Museum of Army Chaplaincy and Simon Trew, Department of War Studies, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Simon and David will discuss the role of the Army Chaplains who took part in D-Day and the Battle for Normandy.

Spaces for the talks are limited and we recommend booking in advance on 023 9283 4744 / 4737 or email

The event is included in the admission charge for the museum.

Please help us keep the event safe by not bringing any of the following items: Remnants of ordnance, ammunition, weapons, any deactivated explosives, bayonets, knives or any explosive related items. We are not able to value items.