DORSET'S NEW WW2 VISITOR ATTRACTION...

Castletown D-Day Centre is an authentic recreation of the busy wartime dockyard on the Isle of Portland, from which in 1944, thousands of American troops of the 5th US Corps and the US 1st infantry, embarked, bound for the heavily defended beaches of Nazi occupied France.

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HISTORY YOU CAN HANDLE...

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'.

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TIME TO DISCOVER...

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.

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A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE


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.

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COME GET SOME...

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.

  • FULL SIZE REPLICA SPITFIRE
  • ORIGINAL SHERMAN TANK
  • BOFORS 40MM GUN
  • GUNS & EQUIPMENT
  • REAL WW2 UNIFORMS
  • WARTIME VEHICLES
  • INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS
  • GUIDED TANK TOURS
  • AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEM
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CHECK OUT OUR RAVE REVIEWS

Click on the websites below and read our fantastic reviews...



"Great little museum...kids will love it"



"Amazing time for the whole family"



"Brilliant place...Fantastic value"

OPENING TIMES

We are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am. Last entry 3.30pm.

ADMISSION PRICES

ADULT 18 and over £4.50
YOUNG ADULT Ages 12 - 17 £3.00
CHILD Children under 12 £2.00
FAMILY 2 adults plus 2 children or young adults £12.00
CONCESSIONS £3.50

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult - with a maximum of 3 children per adult.
All adults are required to sign a disclaimer on entry to acknowledge acceptance of our terms of entry.

FINDING US

Whether you're approaching by land or sea, it's easy to find us, we have a Sherman tank parked outside!

  • Castletown D-Day Centre
  • Admiralty Buildings
    Castletown
    Portland
    Dorset, UK
    DT5 1BD
  • 07850 243 675

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please contact us.