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Castletown D-Day Centre

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Amazing place

We were greeted with really lovely, friendly staff all dressed in fitting time period army wear. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic place

This is a fantastic bit of history. Well worth a visit. Its not massive but everything in there is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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| Admiralty Buildings Castletown, DT5 1BD, England
+44 7850 243675
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were greeted with really lovely, friendly staff all dressed in fitting time period army wear. We had a great time sitting on/in vehicles and trying out different equipment. We even got to go inside the Sherman tank. Would highly recommend this museum to anyone...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic bit of history. Well worth a visit. Its not massive but everything in there is relevant to the area. Unlike some museums where you are kept behind a barrier with "do not touch" written everywhere they encourage people to climb in...More

Thank LJBS2704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this little gem of a museum during a weekend away to Weymouth. It was absolutely fantastic. It had accounts of local people's d.day which made it very personal. Definitely recommend a visit

Thank Gerry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic museum! Had such a great couple of hours. Lots of interesting ww2 artefacts, vehicles & equipment. Loved the fact that you could try out most of the memorabilia. People at the venue were very knowledgeable & passionate; James & Derek were extremely helpful...More

Thank vyvyansmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a small building there is an enormous amount of memorabilia, and vehicles to not only look out but climb into and onto so very interesting to children. Very friendly people.

Thank knitknk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance after visiting Tank museum today. It was me and my 14 year old boy, so we was having a real boys toy day. It small but it’s great for getting your hands on the exhibits you are able to get it...More

Thank perkym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to visit as this is a new attraction. Entry prices were sensible and lots to see. You are able to touch and climb on exhibits and the staff are all fantastic. I learnt so much just by chatting to these lovely people. They were...More

1  Thank Orianapc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you approach this museum you think mmmm this is small and it could be a short visit but once you are inside that all changes. As other people have said the best bit by far of this museum is that you can jump in...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the D-Day centre and was amazed how interactive it was. So refreshing to be able to climb inside the vehicles and get a real feel for what life was like for the American GI’s and the locals of Portland. The volunteers were passionate,...More

1  Thank Debbieluc
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Wow wow wow!!! Where do I begin... this has to be the best museum I have visited...you can interact with the displays and it has so much information about the Americans and what impact they impressed upon Castle town.. the curator was fantastic and told...More

1  Thank shyboy2011
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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.
25 September 2017|
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Response from ddaydorset | Property representative |
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome at the D-Day Centre.
Joyce H
11 June 2017|
Response from ddaydorset | Property representative |
The D-Day Centre is approx. 250 metres from the entrance to Portland Port.