The Suffolk Regiment Museum
Bury St Edmunds. IP33 3RN
Probably the finest collection of regimental material in the UK.
Open to the public the first and third Wednesday of each month also the first Sunday of each month 09.30 to 15.30 Hrs. Free admission. An excellent team of veteran guides make you most welcome!
During the summer months there are regular day and night sailings from Porstmouth to Caen Ouistreham. Crossings take around six hours, which gives you plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. This is absolutely ideal as the port is very close to Sword beach and the D-Day story really does starts as soon as you step off the ferry. I can easily pick-up foot passengers from the Ouistreham ferry terminal if required. Additionaly, there are 'Park and Sail' facilities available at Portsmouth and a shuttle bus from Ouistreham port to Caen, operated by Brittany Ferries. For the latest offers check this website.
If you a planning to travel within the European Union you may find it handy to have the E111 card. Whilst this does not replace personal insurance, it does give you access to state healthcare in the event of an emergency.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM. CB22 4QR Cambridgeshire.
Duxford is not only home to a huge collection of heritage aircraft but also to an excellent land warfare exhibition hall. There you will find a special Normandy D-Day Gallery containing Monty's office caravan, a Sherman tank, Universal Carrier, and lots more. It is also home to the East Anglian Regiment Museum. Allow plenty of time as there is so much to see! Open to the public 10 am daily.