AN AWARD-WINNING museum is urgently calling for volunteers to help it meet popular demand from visitors this summer.

Castletown D-Day Centre on Portland has been busy since its reopening in May.

The museum is currently open for five days a week and, with summer holidays fast approaching, managers at the attraction now want to extend its opening times to seven days a week.

The family attraction features an authentic recreation of the busy wartime dockyard where thousands of American troops departed for the heavily defended beaches of Nazi occupied France.

Staffed by true enthusiasts, donning military costume, the centre’s staff and volunteers help visitors enjoy an immersive World War Two experience.

Centre manager John Davies said: “Our volunteers are ambassadors and custodians of the stories and sacrifice of the brave men who departed for the shores of France on D-Day, and also of the incredible contribution of men and women in the dockyard and surrounding area.

“If you have an interest in local or world military history and are looking for a unique and interesting opportunity then please get in touch to find out about joining our fun and friendly team, uniform provided!”

To find out more about volunteering contact Manager John Davies on 07400 287550 or email