The D-Day Story
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The D-Day Story is the only UK museum dedicated to this integral day in the Second World War – 6 June 1944 – telling this important story through interactive exhibits, video footage and unique perspectives from the people who were there.
Divided into three distinct parts, The D-Day Story includes access on board the LCT 7074, the last surviving landing craft tank which carried ten tanks to Normandy on D-Day. The 59m LCT 7074 stands proudly next to the museum. On board you'll find the Sherman and Churchill tanks which have been positioned on the tank deck to give you an impression of what a LCT full of vehicles would look like.
The next stage of your visit takes you into the museum, telling the story of D-Day through personal accounts and treasured objects in the museum's collection. Discover more about 'The Plan', and how those in charge made the crucial decisions around when and where to cross the channel and the secrecy and deception required.
The museum is also home to the Overlord Embroidery, telling the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in 34 extraordinary hand-stitched panels. Film clips of veterans talking about their experiences give visitors further insight into what took place on this historic day.
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