Portsmouth's D-Day Story has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2019. 

Winners will be announced at the EMYA ceremony during the Annual Conference of the European Museum Forum in Sarajevo at the end of May next year.

Forty museums from across Europe have been nominated and The D-Day Story is one of only three UK museums in the running- the British Motor Museum, Gaydon Warwickshire, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol and The D-Day Story, Portsmouth.  Last year's award winner was London's Design Museum.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport at Portsmouth City Council said: "We're thrilled that our newly opened museum The D-Day Story has been nominated for these prestigious awards.  The D-Day Story tells the many personal stories of those involved in the D-Day landings and it's testament to calibre of the exhibitions that it's competing in this European awards arena."

The European Museum Forum is one of the leading organisations in Europe for developing the public quality of European museums and the European Museum of the Year Awards are the most prestigious in Europe for promoting innovative approaches in the museum sector.