The Museum has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Armed Forces Community Covenant to investigate Britain's Atlantic Walls. These were concrete defensive structures built before D-Day by Royal Engineers. They were used in Army training and testing before the Normandy Landings of 6th June 1944. The remains of one of these WW2 structures can still be found on the Sheriffmuir Hills today.
To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day Dunblane Museum are hosting a variety of events that are open to the public:
- Guided walks of the Atlantic Walls on the afternoon of 6th June 2014 (tickets in the Museum)
- Military Colour parade on 6th June, starting at 18.45 from the bridge by Riverside - processing to the Cathedral for a Service of Commemoration at 7.30 - 8.30pm
- Special exhibition in the Museum during June, July and August titled "Understanding Britain's Atlantic Walls"
On the evening of the 6th June there will be some disruption to parking and traffic. We have applied to Stirling Council for the necessary permissions. They will not close the road but propose to put in a temporary rolling closure. We would like to ask residents and traders in the High Street to comply with the Council's restrictions and also offer our apologies for any inconvenience caused. This is a community event run by Dunblane Museum Volunteers to mark a very special event in our history.
Details about any of the above events may be found by visiting our website : www.dunblanemuseum.org.uk
Dunblane Museum, Assistant Curator
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