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D Day Story

Exclusive Offer: 20% off any full price ticket

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944. It tells the unique personal stories behind this epic event.

Following a £5 million transformation project - with thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund - the museum has now been transformed, to provide an engaging insight into the lives of those who took part in D-Day, whether they were individuals on the shore in Portsmouth, or those who went over to Normandy.

The story is told in three parts: Preparation, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, Legacy and the Overlord Embroidery.

The museum contains many exhibits not previously displayed to the public, in refurbished galleries that feature the words and perspectives of those involved - from both a military and a civilian viewpoint. Stunning imagery, audio-visual presentations and hands-on interactives help to bring the story to life. There are also spaces for learning, events and interactive displays.

The amazing 83 metre long Overlord Embroidery provides an impressive finale to the visit. Commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord, the embroidery is the largest work of its kind in the world.

The D-Day Story is full of personal stories of courage and determination, comradeship and sacrifice, secrecy and deception, innovation and tactics. It is a story in which ordinary people worked together to achieve an extraordinary outcome, exemplifying ‘the epic made personal; the personal made epic’.

Simply bring your Southern rail ticket to the D Day Story ticket office to receive 20% off any full price ticket.

Offer Terms and Conditions

  • One train ticket per discounted entry price ticket
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount
  • No cash alternative
  • This offer is valid for entry tickets purchased as walk-up only, not online
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged and are non-transferable
  • Only Southern/Thameslink/Great Northern tickets are valid for this offer; no other train operator tickets are accepted
  • Offer valid between 1-31 March 2019

See website for full ticket terms and conditions


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