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D-Day Silhouette

Original photo showing British Forces disembarking from landing craft on to Normandy beaches during the D-Day.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France, which took place on 6th June 1944. From landing on the beaches of Normandy, the Allies would push the Nazi war machine all the way back to Germany.

Image courtesy of Imperial War Museum.

Our D-Day month-long activity

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day visitors can contribute to a new interactive display - 'Lest We Forget' - featuring a statue silhouette of a soldier.

We will be inviting visitors to spend a quiet moment reflecting on the impact of D-Day in this installation located at the entrance to the museum from 4 June to 28 June. Visitors will be welcome to share their thoughts and recollections, and join us in honouring the sacrifices of those who gave so much for today’s freedoms.

On the weekend of the anniversary on 8 to 9 June, there will be a full programme of activities