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D-Day 80 Exhibition

calendar16th Mar, 10:00 am - 21st Sep 2024, 4:45 pm

D-Day 80 Exhibition brings to life the dramatic events leading up to D-Day, the part played by the people of South Devon in this historic military operation, and the direct impact of World War II on the normally serene seaside towns of Torbay.

Visitors to the exhibition can see artefacts from World War II, many of them with Torbay connections, from an RAF uniform to an indoor “Morrison Shelter”, an American combat uniform and weapons to a Red Cross nurse’s uniform. There are audio recordings of wartime memories of Torbay, an original Luftwaffe map of Torquay, US military medals, and much more. There is even amazing video footage of American soldiers boarding transport ships in Torquay and Brixham harbours, which has only recently come to light.

The tale of the exhibition is told through large information panels, packed with fascinating stories and photographs, which are rarely displayed.

Until July, you can also see Anthony Job's collection of items relating to ARP and air raids in Devon in the Museum's Entrance Hall. 

Torquay Museum

D-Day Saturday

Join us on June 15th for D-Day Saturday!

From 10am come and meet Louis and see his U.S. Military Jeep. He will be in the Museum giving demonstrations about U.S. combat engineers until 4pm. You can also see our D-Day 80 exhibition and handle real WWII objects! From 1pm - 3pm you can take part in our Dig for Victory workshop. You can also take a break with Sam and Barbara in our café which will be serving some World War II-themed food!  

All the activities are included with a valid museum ticket. 

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