Dorsets new World War II visitor
attaction in the heart of Castletown, Portland.
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 for Normandy, France.
Castletown, was a major embarkation point. I wanted to pay tribute to the efforts of all those involved with the creation of the D-Day Centre Museum and the commisioning of the six Caisson’s statues.
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.
I wanted a ‘hands on’ D-Day experience, and therefore we have carefully collected and placed artefacts that actively encourage visitors to handle the weapons, climb on the vehicles and even dress up in authentic WW2 uniforms and get ‘In The Mood’.
Time to discover
I commssioned six Caisson’s Statues in memory of those involved in D-Day. They have all been named and dedicated in honour of actual people by their relatives. You can view the Caisson’s Statues which are placed on the Mulberry Harbours via the gangway at the side of Crabbers’ Wharf, or by watching the video below
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