At The D-Day Story in Portsmouth students will be inspired by the interactive displays and personal stories of those whose lives were changed by the Second World War.

Explore a real Landing Craft Tank, the huge 60-metre-long vessel that’s a unique survivor of D-Day and has a fascinating post-war history. You can also discover the Overlord Embroidery, a hand-stitched work of art that’s longer than the Bayeux Tapestry and is based on paintings hanging in the Pentagon. Plus, see up close artefacts from the operation and hear the personal testimonies of those who took part.

There are great links to Primary and Secondary curriculum:
Local history
Design and engineering
Art and textiles

The D-Day Story also has a great range of learning resources that were developed by education specialists, as well as many interactive elements for pupils to explore all around the museum – from a tiny pencil ‘that started the invasion’ to the huge Landing Craft Tank you can walk onboard.

KEY TOPICS: 8 , 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, DT, M, EVS, G, SCI

Key Topics

1: Pre RomansĀ  2: Romans 3: Medieval 4: Tudors 5: Stuarts 6: Georgians 7: Victorians 8: 20th Century 9: Defence 10: World Wars 11: Children 12: Transport 13: Domestic Homes 14: Smuggling 15: Work/Agriculture 16: Evidence/Archaeology 17: Local History 18: Other Topics 19: Change & continuity

A: Art AH: Agriculture/Horticulture DT: Design/Technology M: Maths EVS: Environmental Studies G: Geography IVL: Imaginative Writing, Literature SCI: Science PA: Physical Activity W: Wildlife & Animals