Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Rum Festival 2017

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are bringing the Rum back to the home of the Royal Navy on Saturday 2nd September for 2017’s Rum Festival. Join them for a “tot of rum” in this years’ Rum Festival celebrations! With a wide variety of rums, from local classics (like Pussers) to new potential …
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Sep 2017
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Princess Royal HRH to visit Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A year on from the launch of Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HRH The Princess Royal will pay a visit to the boatbuilding space on Monday 20th March. The original Second World War boathouse, which dominates the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has been transformed by the Portsmotuh Naval …

World War II Weekend

The World War II Weekend returns to Action Stations in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March 2017, commemorating the 76th anniversary of the second Blitz of Portsmouth, which saw Boathouse No. 6 — home to Action Stations and No. 6 Cinema — caught in …
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Mar 2017
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LEGO shipbuilding at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

On Wednesday 22nd February, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard host a LEGO shipbuilding workshop, perfect for kids during the half-term holidays. After you’ve built your ship from LEGO, you can animate it and put yourself in the picture as captain, before emailing yourself the photo! This is a great way to get the kids …
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Feb 2017
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13 films to see at No. 6 Cinema this December

A successful year of screenings draws to a close at Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, No. 6 Cinema, and their December schedule continues to honour their signature mix of the latest blockbuster releases and renowned cult classics, all showing on the biggest screen on the south coast! Here are the films coming …

Victorian Festival of Christmas returns to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The Victorian Festival of Christmas returns to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for its 17th year between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November, welcoming 35,000 visitors over a three-day period. The festival will see the return of all the family favourites, transporting visitors to a bygone era where colourful characters roam the snow-covered …

‘Alan Bennett’s Diaries’ and live Q&A at No. 6 Cinema

Playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett leads a Q&A evening at Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, No. 6 Cinema, on Wednesday 16th November, followed by a screening of feature documentary Alan Bennett’s Diaries, offering a rare insight into the life of an icon of modern British culture. The documentary follows Bennett from …
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Nov 2016
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Fireworks at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Head over to Gosport to the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower on Sunday 30th October for explosions of a different kind: fireworks! The event includes a fire performer, bonfire, fairground, food and drink stalls, a bouncy castle, and face painters. The fireworks will ignite the sky over Priddy’s Hard in …
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Oct 2016
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‘Embrace of the Serpent’ at No. 6 Cinema

No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, screen 2015 international adventure film Embrace of the Serpent on Thursday 1st September 2016, from 7:00pm. This strange, exquisitely-shot epic follows an ailing German physician at the turn of the century as he searches for a rare plant said to have healing properties. Led by his …
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Sep 2016
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Mary Rose Museum reopens with unobstructed views, 3D projections

After 34 years of conservation and preservation work, and six months of closure, the Mary Rose Museum have finally unveiled the first entirely unobstructed publicly-accessible views of Henry VIII’s beloved warship. A press event was held today (Tuesday 19th July 2016) on the uppermost deck of the museum, where we …

HMS Daring marks 10th birthday with Sea Viper missile firing

Portsmouth-based HMS Daring lit her 10th birthday candle in spectacular style with the test firing of a Sea Viper missile. The Type 45 destroyer has become the first ship of her class to complete a second test firing of the Aster 30 missile, proving her world-beating air defence capability as …