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D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery Video

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Moving just a bit along the coast brings us to the D-Day Museum. The D-Day Museum is home to the Overlord Embroidery and was specially built to hold the embroidery. The Overlord Embroidery took 5 years to complete and measures 272 feet and is the largest work of its kind in the world.

The Museum also has a film show which includes original footage and is located in the centre of the museum. As well as the film and embroidery there are also vehicles and displays of other material associated with D-Day and the war. In 1984 the D-Day Museum was opened by H.M. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and was extended in 1994 to accommodate the Dulverton Wing which provides a multi-purpose space that can be used for lectures, exhibitions or for school use.

The museums displays allow visitors to experience the sights and sounds of Britain at War, you can visit the air raid warden’s living room in the Blitz, the factory and troops preparing for D-Day in their forest camp. The climax of the displays is a dawn to dusk reconstruction of the Allied landings on D-Day itself. There is also an exhibition of peoples memories from the time featuring recordings of local people who experienced life on the home front or who took part in d-day. For more information about the D-Day museum have a look at www.ddaymuseum.co.uk.

In March 2018 the museum underwent a major renovation and now includes state of the art multimedia exhibits and interactive displays as well as personal accounts of D-Day.