It’s been announced today that a new museum is to be built on the Normandy coast in France, honouring Franco-British history and relationships.
The new museum will be called The Centre for Franco-British Relations.
Today, in the shadow of HMS victory, the flagship that beat the french at the battle of trafalgar, there was a special gathering in Portsmouth to launch this concept.
The museum will showcase French and British shared history, from both countries point of view and was borne out of the 70th anniversary d-day commemorations.
Expertise will be used from institutions on both sides of the channel to bring this to fruition, including the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
The mayor of Ouis-stram, the town at sword beach, says the funding is in place and the museum should be open by November 2019, the 75 anniversary of the d-day landings and the year in which the 5 d-day beaches are expected to be granted UNESCO world heritage status.