Appledore from Instow

North Devon Maritime Museum Appledore

Odun Road, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1PT

Devon D - Day

NEW to the museum for 2019 will be a large exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings in Normandy in 1944 and Appledores part in that invasion.


The exhibition is entitled Appledore at war and will include:

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings in Normandy in 1944

1940s schoolroom.


Special tented exhibition of military artefacts from 1st-9th June.


Display about USS President Warfield, used as a base for American troops. She left the Torridge in May 1944 to serve as an accommodation ship at Normandy.


1940s kitchen.


New audio and visual memories from eye witnesses.


Beach defences including the ‘Carrot’, one of the experiments in use of explosives.


UXB and other wartime warnings.


In the new garden an Anderson shelter.


A ‘dig for victory’ plot.


A hunt for ‘Appledore frogmen’.


H.M.S Appledore.


The secret war room, film and photographs of C.O.X.E experiments and ‘Hobart’s Funnies’.

D Day Flag Museum D Day 3145 Museum exterior with flags 3117 WW2 Kitchen 3107 ASDIC colour 3076 Air raid shelter and tree 2993 Danger unexploded bomb colour 3204 Mortar dug out

Flags of the main invasion participants                     1940s Kitchen                                                          Anderson Shelter

                         UXB Warning                                                          Mortar Dugout

  ASDIC Sonar