The centre features an impressive array of original WW2 artifacts, weapons and wartime vehicles, including a full size replica Spitfire, a Bofors 40mm gun and even a restored Sherman tank.
To enhance your D-Day experience, we actively encourage our visitors to handle the weapons, climb on our vehicles and even dress up in authentic WW2 uniforms and get 'In The Mood'.
Donning full military costume, our friendly and highly knowledgable staff will help you discover a truly immersive WW2 experience; A wartime harbour scene where men and equipment are being loaded onto a landing ship that is moored alongside the dock, making ready for its imminent departure, bound for the bloody beaches of Normandy.
Castletown D-Day Centre offers a unique chance for young and old to remember, or indeed learn for the first time, the important role played by the port of Portland during the allied invasion of northern France and the great bravery of the thousands of American, British and allied troops that departed that day, so many of whom would lose their lives protecting our freedom.
The D-Day Centre is situated in Castletown's impressive Admiralty buildings, a stone's throw from the historic Portland Castle. Staffed by true enthusiasts, it offers you the unrivalled opportunity to relive the days of the great wartime sacrifice made by the greatest generation.
We are pleased to announce that Castletown D-Day Centre has been recognised with a Tripadvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews earned on the world's largest travel site. Only select businesses receive a Certificate of Excellence!
Open every Saturday & Sunday | 10.30am until 3.30pm (Last entry)
February half term opening: Monday 17th Feb - Friday 21st Feb | 10.30am until 3.30pm (Last entry)
|18 and over|
|Ages 12 - 17|
|Children under 12|
|2 adults plus 2 children or young adults|
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult - with a maximum of 3 children per adult.
Dogs on leads are most welcome.
If you would like to get more involved with the Castletown D-Day Centre and can spare some of your free time, we would love to welcome you on board our friendly and fun team of volunteers.
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