Open every day | 10:00 - 4:30 (last entry 3:30pm)
Castletown D-Day Centre
Admiralty Buildings, Castletown,
Portland, Dorset, UK, DT5 1BD
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An
immersive
D-Day
experience.

An immersive
D-Day
experience.

Open every day | 10:00 - 4:30 (last entry 3:30pm)
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Dorset’s premier D-Day attraction

Castletown D-Day Centre is an authentic recreation of the busy wartime dockyard that once occupied its location on the Isle of Portland. It is from this site that, in 1944, thousands of American troops from the US 1st Infantry and US 29th Infantry Divisions embarked for the heavily defended beaches of Nazi occupied France.

Discover the location, the relics and the people in a fully immersive, hands on experience.

Tickets from
£6.00
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History you can handle

Explore an impressive array of original WW2 artefacts, weapons and wartime vehicles at Castletown D-Day Centre. See a full size replica Spitfire suspended in flight, aim a Bofors 40mm gun, try on military uniforms, handle real decommissioned weapons, and climb inside our battle-scarred Sherman tank.

We actively encourage our visitors to get hands on with history and experience for themselves what life was like for the thousands of troops preparing for D-Day.

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Learn and discover

A day out for all the family

Castletown D-Day Centre offers a unique chance for young and old to remember, or indeed learn for the first time, the important role played by the port of Portland during the allied invasion of northern France. Our museum pays tribute to the location and the bravery of the thousands of American, British and allied troops that departed that day; so many of whom would lose their lives protecting our freedom.

Enjoy an educational day out for the whole family as you explore our wartime harbour scene complete with exhibits, artefacts, information panels and tributes to real local heroes who played a part on D-Day. Our museum promises something for everyone.

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