Published on Friday, 30th March 2018

 

The newly refurbished D-Day Museum reopened today and it really is first-rate. The tapestry itself looks so much brighter in its new display cases and there are numerous video displays, featuring both actors and veterans.

 

Amongst the first visitors were a family from Berkshire, whose son was fascinated by history of it all and how it was brought to life. Hopefully, the museum will draw even more people to visit Portsmouth.

 

The refurbishment works cost £5m, with most of the money coming from the compensation the banks had to pay in the wake of the LIBOR interest rate fixing scandal. While the museum itself is now complete, there are still more works to do to complete the experience, the most notable of which will be when the last surviving landing craft is put on permanent display on an open site just outside the museum.

 

Tags: Seafront, Museums