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Castletown D-Day Centre

| Admiralty Buildings Castletown, DT5 1BD, England
+44 7850 243675
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Insightful Museum. Plenty to see.

We spent a highly, enjoyable morning at the museum. Plenty of exhibits to see and interact with. In... read more

Reviewed today
amandapenning
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Brilliant!

A highly interactive and informative museum, full of hands on artefacts, with well researched and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
charliewatson7
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Stanton In Peak
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Admiralty Buildings Castletown, DT5 1BD, England
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Reviewed today

We spent a highly, enjoyable morning at the museum. Plenty of exhibits to see and interact with. In fact,there were so many artifacts on display we know we will make a return visit when we next stay in the area. The staff were also particularly...More

Thank amandapenning
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Reviewed yesterday

A highly interactive and informative museum, full of hands on artefacts, with well researched and displayed history and personal stories, all of which bring it well and truly alive. A gem of a museum and an absolute credit to those volunteers who set it up...More

Thank charliewatson7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum, will worth the admission fee. The fact that you can interact with the majority of the items there is a huge plus, our two year old daughter loved that! The staff were brilliant, very helpful and knowledgeable. Will be visiting again very soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum situated in Castletown Portland Dorset. It host vehicles and history from D-DAY time. There is a fair amount to see for a small place and well desplayed. You are able to sit in and on the vehicles all ages alike...More

Thank theresa p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So didn’t stay, all parking spaces taken and couldn’t find anywhere else to park, nice tank outside though.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside branding you could be fooled into thinking this is a museum of some considerable size, however the building is shared, so it is in fact quite small. However it is packed with artefacts and information and for children & parents it's a...More

Thank FlowerGirls08
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on a day visit to Weymouth for another WW2 event and what a gem it is. Located in an old RAF bake house smack in the middle of where the US prepared for D-Day. Some fantastic kit and all hands on, loads...More

Thank Roddy1966
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum for anyone with even a passing interest in history. Particularly interesting to learn of the local area's involvement in these momentous events. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Cash only and nearest cash point is 15 minutes away. Very interactive. We...More

1  Thank Alexander B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live on Portland and visited the D-Day centre today for the first time with my Dad and step mum, really enjoyed seeing all the WW2 items and been able to move and touch it all and see what it was like in the 1940’s....More

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live locally and decided to visit this museum today. It is not massive but it really is excellent. The very welcoming and friendly staff greet you and were very helpful pointing out things in the museum. It is an amazing collection of military equipment,...More

Thank Makalolo
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sle595
28 February 2018|
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Response from ddaydorset | Property representative |
Both the D-Day Centre and the D-Day Museum are excellent visitor attractions, however the D-Day Centre focuses primarily on the embarkation of the US servicemen who were bound for Omaha Beach, Normandy.
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deborahcarter90
25 September 2017|
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Response from ddaydorset | Property representative |
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome at the D-Day Centre.
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Joyce H
11 June 2017|
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Response from ddaydorset | Property representative |
The D-Day Centre is approx. 250 metres from the entrance to Portland Port.
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