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- Starts: 13/08/2019 11:00 am
- Ends: 13/08/2019 3:00 pm
Family friendly event held at The D-Day Story Portsmouth.
Come and see the famous Enigma machine that the Germans used to put secret messages in code, a special visitor to the museum from Bletchley Park. The Allies managed to crack the codes, which helped win the war.
Take part in lots of fun, family friendly activities from the Army Flying Museum and explore how science and engineering made the D-Day landings a success.
Drop in any time between 11 am and 3 pm, no need to book.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was the top secret home of the Codebreakers during WWII, where, among other codes, those generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines were decrypted. The grounds and historic buildings of Bletchley Park can be explored together with exhibitions on a variety of topics related to the history of the site.
Discover how to make homemade 1940s make up using everyday ingredients and try them out in this practical workshop. Expert Cathy Guilder will take you through how wartime women created make up, face creams and other cosmetics that you can recreate at home. Vintage and eco-friendly, what’s not to love?
In this practical workshop led by Andrew Whitmarsh, Curator of The D-Day Story, you will discover how to research D-Day in your local area. You’ll explore archive material from our collection, find out how to access relevant information in archives and learn how to carry out surveys of evidence that may still be found in the local landscape.
Find out how you would survive as a child growing up in the Second World War in this fun, energetic, fact filled show for all the family! Would you stay with your family in the city with thousands of bombs falling every night, or be separated from them and evacuated to somewhere safer in the country?