Seafront retirement flats named with Portsmouth history in mind

Housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, has announced the names of its new assisted living and retirement developments in Southsea, inspired by the city’s history. Located on South Parade, Tudor Rose Court will comprise 66 Assisted Living apartments for the over 70’s, and Savoy House will present a further 31 Retirement Living …

New building named after man who discovered the Mary Rose

The legendary gentleman who launched the successful search to find Henry VIII’s iconic warship, the Mary Rose, has been honoured, as a new building is named after him. The late Alexander McKee, a local author author, military historian, and amateur diver, led the team which located the wreck of the …

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Mary Rose Museum walls to be removed for uninterrupted views of hull

This November, Henry VIII’s iconic Mary Rose flagship will embark upon the next stage of her long and remarkable history, as the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard remove the walls which currently separate visitors from the ship. The award-winning museum will replace the walls with glazing to provide unrestricted views …

Local culture highlighted with Postcards from Portsmouth events

Portsmouth’s rich array of art, design, history and popular culture will be the focus of a series of public talks hosted by the University of Portsmouth’s School of Art and Design. Entitled Postcards from Portsmouth, the talks will offer views of visual culture in the city. They coincide with this …

First Bus and Royal Navy celebrate first anniversary of the Star fleet

  More than three million passengers have ridden on the special Royal Navy-themed fleet of 26 Star buses, operated by First Bus, giving the transport company a reason to celebrate as the fleet celebrates its first anniversary. Each of the 26 buses in the Star fleet are named after ships …

Hampshire Heritage Weekend in Portsmouth

As part of a Europe wide incentive, heritage sites across Hampshire open their doors to the public from the 11th to 14th September — offering amazing opportunities to explore some otherwise restricted areas of historic heritage sites. Here's what is on offer in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Festivities Choral Piece Achieves International Recognition

This time last year, composer Alex L’Estrange was mere months away from presenting the follow-up to his hugely successful choral piece, ‘Zimbe!’ — the second piece, called ‘Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose’, had been commissioned by Portsmouth Festivities, a nine-day succession of artistic and cultural events which sweeps the …

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Visit Mary Rose Museum

Princes Charles of Wales and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall are due to visit the Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 26th February 2014, and will have their first opportunity to view the purpose-built museum which houses the raised remnants of the iconic Tudor ship. Their Royal Highnesses will tour …

Mary Rose Monopoly, Cluedo, and Top Trumps Games Launch

The Mary Rose Museum has teamed up with games manufacturer Winning Moves to create iterations of Monopoly, Cluedo, and Top Trumps themed around the iconic Tudor warship. Winning Moves approached the Mary Rose Museum with the idea prior to the launch of the new museum in May this …

Review: Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose

Portsmouth Festivities’s 2013 events are well and truly underway. One of the headline events for this years’ Festivities, ‘Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose‘ was unleashed upon an eager 1,500-strong crowd at the Portsmouth Guildhall yesterday (Monday 24th June). The first part of this show was a community collaboration between …

The Mary Rose Museum Launches With Global Recognition

After almost two months of eager anticipation since the opening day of the Mary Rose Museum was announced on 2nd April, the new Dockyard attraction is due to officially launch to the public tomorrow on Friday 31st May. Historian Dan Snow has described the raising, restoration and subsequent display exhibition …