Castletown D-Day Centre Opens in Portland

Castletown D-Day Centre Gates

From the slipways and piers of Castletown, Portland the men, vehicles and equipment of the 5th US Corps & US 1st Infantry Division embarked onto the vast number ships and landing craft that would carry them from south coast of England to the invasion beaches of Normandy.

Military jeep at the Castletown D-Day Centre.

The Castletown D-Day Centre is an exciting new visitor attraction that offers an immersive visitor experience telling the story of embarkation from a busy wartime dockyard.

Trenches recreation.


Built over two levels the visitor enters into a dockside seen where men and equipment are being loaded onto a landing ship that is moored alongside the dock.

Castletown D-Day Centre Spitfire

The centre also features WWII era military vehicles, a full sized replica Mk IX Spitfire and an original Sherman tank.

Sherman tank.

Castletown D-Day Centre Opening Times & Entry Fees

Open Thursday to Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Entry Fees.

  • Adults: £3.50                                     
  • 12 to 17 yrs: £2.00                            
  • Under 12 yrs:  £1.00                                  
  • Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Under 17yrs): £10.00

For more information check out the Castletown D-Day Centre website and Facebook page.