MOD Ranges | EAST LULWORTH | Wareham | Dorset | BH20 5DE

In November 1943, the government took over Tyneham Village and the surrounding area to help plan the D-Day invasion. The 225 residents were given a month to leave the Dorset village and to this day have still not been allowed to return.

70 years later, the land has been purchased by the government and remains in use for military training. 

Tyneham village remains today as it was the day the residents left: the roofless shells of the post office, farmhouses, the rectory and cottages can all be visited and offer visitors a glimpse at the life of a long-departed community. 

For opening visit the Dorset website here