All classes in Portsmouth are held at the D-Day Story at Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3NT.

If you have booked an RSN class in Portsmouth all the information you need to know before attending is listed below.

The venue

All Portsmouth classes will be held from 10.30am to 4.30pm at The D-Day Story, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3NT –

The museum opens at 10am.  Please arrive by 10.15am to ensure a prompt 10.30am start.  Your course fee includes admission to the museum and the 83 metres long Overlord Embroidery stitched by the RSN between 1968 and 1974.


Paid parking is available in the large Pay and Display car park on Clarence Esplanade next to The D-Day Story.  The car park is open 24 hours a day.  Follow signs to ‘Southsea seafront’.

There are marked bays for blue badge holders within the car park and on Clarence Esplanade in front of the museum.  Parking is free for blue badge holders.

Park & Ride and Public Transport

For information on how to find the museum, including travel by public transport, please visit the D-Day Story website HERE


The class is held inside the main museum building. The Dulverton Room is at ground floor level, as are all the galleries. There is a long, low ramp up to the Overlord Embroidery gallery.

You can find full information about what the museum offers for visitors with disabilities, including specific impairments, on the D-Day Story website HERE.


Your kit will be ready for you in the classroom.   Any additional equipment needed will be available to borrow from the RSN.  It is useful to bring a notepad and pencil, a thimble if you use one and a pair of sharp, favoured embroidery scissors.


There will be a 1 hour break for lunch during the class. There is a café on site or you may want to bring a packed lunch and drinks.

Covid-19 Advice

  • The D-Day Story has achieved the Visit England ‘We’re good to go’ national standard. Pease visit this page before visiting the museum to find out how you can help us keep you and other visitors safe


You may take photographs of your own work in progress and of other students’ work with their permission.

Photography without flash is permitted in the museum exhibition galleries with the exception of the Overlord Embroidery which should not be photographed.

From time to time we may wish to take photographs of your class and of work in progress for use in printed and on-line publicity material.  If you would prefer not to be included in these photographs please let us know.

Cancellation policy

RSN Partnership Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable to other RSN day classes. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions page for our partnership class cancellation policy.

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