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Castletown D-Day Centre

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An excellent interactive museum.

A well stocked compact museum detailing the activities in and around Portland in the build up to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fantastic Experience

From the moment we arrived we were made most welcome, (unlike the visitor 25th August 4 stars,) the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A well stocked compact museum detailing the activities in and around Portland in the build up to D-Day. Uniquely visitors are encouraged to sit in the vehicles and handle the exhibits

1  Thank bill999rta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met by a very rude man at the till who just seemed intent on arguing with us which spoilt our visit! However when we finally got into the museum all the other staff were lovely especially the men helping people into the tank....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After exploring the island a bit I was persuaded to visit this Centre. All staffed by volunteers who were extremely helpful. It is the only such place I have visited where you can climb on vehicles, guns and the like and try them out. They...More

1  Thank davidheysham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were made most welcome, (unlike the visitor 25th August 4 stars,) the chap collecting the money was quite funny and informative about the museum, even although there were quite a few visitors ,the staff actually approached us to give...More

2  Thank Curiosity661480
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this fabulous museum yesterday and we were blown away by how good it was. It was just so wonderful to be able to climb on and go into a Sherman tank, hold and feel the weight of the guns and...More

1  Thank Caroline8888888888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant, a totally worth while experience. Great to actually touch some if the displays and interact with real people a quality experience all round can't fault it.

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked right out front is an old Sherman and behind it is a red phone booth. Neither are functional so just take pictures. Its very interactive. You get to hold and pull triggers on several weapons from hand held to mounted. It is a lot...More

1  Thank Islandwong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I loved the interactive displays and even got the dog involved! A great way to spend a couple of hours!

Thank Zossie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of souvenirs packed very neatly and tidily into what, at first, appears to be a small space, but the initial impression was wrong - very interesting and well worth a visit

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years, I’ve visited plenty of attractions that claim to be interactive. But I was astonished how much they allow adults and kids alike to crawl over and handle army trucks, jeeps, artillery pieces, (de-commissioned!) rifles. Smaller than I’d expected, it was nevertheless packed...More

3  Thank Andy T
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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.