Museum

D-Day Museum

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Address

  • Clarence Esplanade
  • Portsmouth
  • England
  • PO5 3NT
  • United Kingdom

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Britain's only museum dedicated solely to all aspects of the D-Day Allied landings in Normandy in 1944. The museum tells stories from both a historical and personal perspective. 

The centrepiece of the collection is the Overlord Embroidery, the code name for the planning and historical detail of the allied invasion, and commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford in 1968. The Embroidery was partly inspired by the Bayeaux Tapestry and, comprising 34 panels, is the longest of its kind in the world.

The Overlord Embroidery was designed by artist Sandra Lawrence and the original Overlord Paintings as displayed in The Pentagon, USA.

The Embroidery was created by the Royal School of Needlework in London using a technique dating back to Tudor times.