How to Register To Attend Opening Ceremony

The Trust is delighted to announce that the British Normandy Memorial will officially open on Friday 4 September 2020. 

The public is invited to attend an Opening Ceremony led by Normandy Veterans. If you would like to express an interest in attending the ceremony, please email by 31 March 2020 and include the total number of places you wish to register in your message. We shall then keep you updated with more information closer to the time. See the FAQs at the bottom of this page for more details.

Members of the press who are interested in attending the Opening Ceremony should email

Separately, Normandy Veterans who plan to be in Normandy on 5 June 2020 and would like to visit the site of the Memorial are invited to email The site visit is restricted to one chaperone per Veteran.

The Memorial will open to the public on 5 September 2020.

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Am I guaranteed a place?

No, at this stage, we are inviting the public to express an interest in attending.

When will I find out if I have been successful? 

We will keep you informed via email and expect to confirm places by 1 April 2020. We strongly recommend that you do not book travel until you have heard from the Trust.

How will the Trust prioritise places?

Priority will be given to Normandy Veterans and their families and families of those whose name will appear on the Memorial.

Will I have to pay to attend the opening ceremony?

No, the opening ceremony will be free-of-charge.

If I am unsuccessful, when will the Memorial be open to the general public?

The Memorial will be open to everyone from Saturday 5 September 2020. Please sign up for our newsletter for the latest on all aspects of the Memorial.

Does confirmation of the opening date mean that the Trust has now raised sufficient funds?

Funds are confirmed for the construction of the Memorial. However, fundraising and donations are required for the second phase of the project, which is to deliver a world-class Education and Visitor Centre. It is hoped the centre will be opened by the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in 2024.


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