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. 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.