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D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery
Clarence Esplanade
Telephone: 023 9282 7261
Fax: 023 9287 5276
Email: info@ddaymuseum.co.uk

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Overview of collections

The D-Day Museum's collections are managed by Portsmouth Museums & Records Service, which runs the museum, and can be consulted by contacting the Military History Officer at: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ. There is a particularly strong archive collection, including oral history interviews, veterans' memories, and wartime papers on subjects such as PLUTO (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) and the Mulberry Harbours.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The D-Day Museum was opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. Its centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery 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 Overlord Embroidery was conceived by Lord Dulverton as a modern counterpart to the Bayeux Tapestry. Designed by artist Sandra Lawrence, the Embroidery took five years to complete. It measures 272 feet and is the largest work of its kind in the world. As you look at the stirring scenes, an accompanying multi-language Soundalive commentary brings the events to life.

The Museum's unique and dramatic film show, which includes original, historic footage and archive film, is an equally moving experience.
Collection Descriptions
The Overlord Embroidery (D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery)
The Overlord Embroidery tells the story of D-Day and the 1944 Battle of Normandy. It consists of 34 panels, each 3ft ...

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