- Other Event
- Starts: 14/06/2019 10:00 am
- Ends: 14/06/2019 4:00 pm
Bring your nostalgic D-Day and WW2 objects to the museum for identification by an expert panel of museum Curators. Throughout the day there will be talks by Curators from The Keep Military Museum and The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.
Please help us keep the event safe by not bringing any of the following items: Remnants of ordnance, ammunition, weapons, any deactivated explosives, bayonets, knives or any explosive related items.
Program of the talks:
11 am to 12 pm – Chris Copson, Curator, The Keep Museum. Chris will explore how ‘Hobart’s Funnies’ were developed for the invasion and how infantry and armoured divisions cooperated on D-Day.
12.30 pm to 1 pm – Portsmouth University Students. History students have used our collection to carry out research as part of their degree. Come along and hear what they have found out.
2 pm to 3 pm – David Blake, Curator, Museum of Army Chaplaincy. David will discuss personal stories of the Army Chaplains who took part in D-Day and the Battle for Normandy.
Spaces for the talks are limited and we recommend booking in advance on 023 9283 4744 / 4737 or via email MVS@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
The event is included in the admission charge for the museum.
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.
Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK commemorations for D-Day 75. There will be a host of events taking place from 5 to 9 June, including the UK’s national event on 5 June.
Join us to celebrate how Poland’s navy, army and air force helped ensure that D-Day and the allied invasion of mainland Europe was a success. In addition to an exciting programme of activities, an exhibition, in both English and Polish, will reveal wartime links between Poland and Portsmouth and the story of an amazing Polish spy codenamed Brutus.