D Day 80

Thu, 6 June 2024 from 06.30

Spend the 80th anniversary of D Day with us, marking the pivotal moments of the day, and exploring items from the museum collection relating to this crucial phase of the Second World War. Hear first hand accounts of the day itself and understand more about the impact of the events of 6 June 1944.

The recipient of the ONLY Victoria Cross awarded on D Day was a Green Howard, Stan Hollis. His medal group is part of our collection. One of the last surviving servicemen who witnessed first hand what happened on 6 June 1944 is Ken Cooke, who served with the regiment’s 7th Battalion.

The museum team are putting together a unique package for the anniversary – a once in a lifetime chance to understand more about this famous day.

We will start at 6.30am, the time the Normandy landings began and will include a breakfast briefing, object handling session, archives tour, lunch, presentations, a documentary screening and a very special top secret end to your day at around 4pm.

We are currently taking expressions of interest and deposits to secure your place at this event.

There are only 25 places available. £100 per person. A £30 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your booking.

Call 01748 826561.

Type of event: special event