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Pop-up D-Day Museum comes to Portsmouth International Port, to be opened by local D-Day Veteran

Head along to see an exhibition detailing Portsmouth’s vital role in D-Day inside the terminal building at Portsmouth International Port.

The displays have been constructed with the help of the Portsmouth D-Day Museum. The museum is currently closed for a multi-million pounds refurbishment, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Some exhibits from the popular attraction will be transferred to Portsmouth International Port for the month long ‘pop-up’ exhibition.

There will also be archive pictures of Portsmouth in 1944 to see.

Mike Sellers, Port Director of Portsmouth International Port, said: "Each year we see veterans of D-Day returning to the beaches in Normandy on ferries from Portsmouth International Port, so it’s fitting that we can hold this exhibition here to remember their bravery and sacrifice. I’m sure passengers and those living nearby will be keen to come and learn more about D-Day, and the part Portsmouth played in the vital military operation."

Felicity Wood, from The D-Day Museum, said, "The Museum is currently undergoing a transformation and will open again in Spring 2018. While this is taking place it is fantastic to have the opportunity of using the International Port to connect new audiences with the story of D-Day."

It is being opened on Wednesday 24th May at 11am.

 

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