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The D-Day Story has announced an impressive lineup of autumn events as the latest fun and educational additions to the museum.

Visitors to the popular museum, run by Portsmouth City Council, will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of events that are mostly included with their The D-Day Story ticket. There will also be a free online event streamed to The D-Day Story’s Facebook page, for people to learn more about D-Day from their own homes.

Three of the events will be onboard the last surviving Landing Craft Tank (LCT 7074) which played a vital role in transporting men and supplies across the English Channel for D-Day.

The events range from choir performances at twilight aboard LCT 7074, to a poppy brooch-making class, along with talks from historical and military experts and a book launch.

Cllr Steve Pitt, the council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development said: “There are fantastic events being held at The D-Day Story this autumn with such a wide variety that I’m sure everyone will find something they enjoy. I’m particularly happy that there is even an online event, to reach those who are unable to attend in person.  I encourage everyone to visit at least one of these experiences in any capacity they can, and I must say a huge thank you to the knowledgeable and dedicated team at The D-Day Story for organising such wonderful opportunities.”

For more information on any of the events, visit and click on ‘events’.

Full list of events:

  • Twilight opening with Raise Your Voice Choir – Friday, 9 September 2022, 5pm to 8pm
    Twilight tours of LCT 7074 and concluding with a choir concert. Included in museum entry.
  • Landing Craft Legacies Livestream – Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 5pm to 5.45pm
    Free interactive livestream with members of The D-Day Story team broadcasting from onboard LCT 7074 to share its story, from The D-Day Story’s Facebook page.
  • Twilight opening with exclusive talks – Thursday, 22 September 2022, 5pm to 8pm
    Twilight tours of LCT 7074 throughout the evening. Included in museum entry.
  • South Coast Modellers display – Saturday 24 September 2022, 10am to 3pm. A display of fantastic military models made by the South Coast Modellers. Free, no need to book.
  • Stumpwork poppy brooch embroidery day class – Friday, 30 September 2022, 10.30am to 4.30pm
    Poppy brooch class hosted by The Royal School of Needlework tutor Anita Harrison. Suitable for all levels, although some hand embroidery experience would be useful. Costs £135 and must be booked in advance.
  • Book launch with veteran Andrew Rigsby – Saturday, 1 October 2022, 11am to 4pm
    Join author Andrew Rigsby, a former Royal Marine and Falklands veteran, to launch his new book exploring the military influence on the English language. Free, no need to book.