Portsmouth at Play Trail

Follow Portsmouth Festivities’ play-themed free family trail throughout the museum, and discover more about the collections on display and the history of Portsmouth. The trail runs during the full run of Portsmouth Festivities 2017, from 10:00am to 5:30pm, starting on Friday 16th June and closing on Sunday 25th June. It’s …
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Jun 2017
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Portsmouth Cumberland House natural history museum reopens

Portsmouth’s Cumberland House natural history museum reopens on Saturday 8th April, with a fresh new look. The building has been closed for repairs, redecoration, the installation of a new wheelchair ramp, and work to bring the terrace at the back of the building to its former glory. Staff have been …

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Ask the Archives at The Royal Marines Museum

On Wednesday 11th January the Royal Marines Museum are opening their archives to all, allowing the public to explore Portsmouth’s naval history with their monthly session of Ask the Archives. With collection officers ready to answer all questions, the public can drop in any time and be helped with research, from …
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Jan 2017
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‘Underwater’ an exhibition at The Diving Museum

The Diving Museum in Gosport hosts Underwater, an exhibition of underwater-inspired multimedia artworks by local artists, on Saturday 18th June 2016. The pieces will be exhibited amongst the museum’s artefacts, giving visitors new interpretations of the undersea world of diving. The normal museum entry fee of £3.00 for adults, £2.00 for kids …
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Jun 2016
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Mary Rose Museum reopens in July with floor-to-ceiling views

On 20th July 2016, the Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard embarks on the next chapter of its exciting journey. Since November 30th 2015, the Mary Rose Museum has been closed as work to remove the walls separating Henry VIII’s iconic flagship from the museum’s nine viewing galleries is …

10 Exciting Half-Term Events in Portsmouth and Southsea

Portsmouth’s full-to-bursting events calendar always promises an exciting week of family events when the half-term comes around, and this May/June is no different. Scroll on for events that are perfect for music-lovers, budding artists, theatre-goers, and sporty types of all ages!   For the cyclists: CycleFest at Gunwharf Quays Get …

New Battle of Jutland exhibition launches in Portsmouth

Portsmouth’s National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) launch a major exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on May 19th 2016 to mark the centenary of the largest naval battle in history: the Battle of Jutland. ’36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War is the most comprehensive exhibition ever …

Unseen Royal letters feature in new Battle of Jutland exhibition

36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War is a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth in May 2016. The new exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, and will look to challenge the myth that the battle was a …

Portsmouth Natural History Museum host family Easter events

Families can enjoy a programme of nature-themed activities at Portsmouth Natural History Museum at Cumberland House during the Easter holidays. The fun starts on Saturday 26th March, with wildlife-focused activities run by Southsea Wildlife Watch. The event runs from 10:00am through 12:00pm noon and aims to get five- to 15-year-olds …

Portsmouth museums receive national recognition

Six Portsmouth museums have been awarded national accreditation status by Arts Council England. Charles Dickens’ Birthplace, Cumberland House, D-Day Museum, Eastney Beam Engine House, Portsmouth Museum, and Southsea Castle have all achieved the coveted status. The accreditation scheme sets nationally agreed standards for all museums in the UK. It allows …

D-Day Museum awarded £4million for transformation project by Heritage Lottery Fund

Pictured above from left to right: Andrew Whitmarsh, D-Day Museum Development officer; Frank Rosier, Normandy Veteran; James Daly, D-Day collections researcher; Eddie Wallace, Normandy Veteran; Councillor Linda Symes, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, and Sport; John Jenkins, Normandy Veteran; Lord Mayor Frank Jonas; Dr Jane E. Mee, Project Director of Transforming the D-Day Museum The …

Holocaust Memorial Day to be commemorated in Portsmouth

Above: the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (left) and the Portsmouth D-Day Museum (right) Celebrant Paul Miles-Knight will lead a Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration at the memorial tree in front of the D-Day Museum on Wednesday 27th January, from 12:00pm noon. The event will remember millions of people who …