If you are visiting the City Museum, D-Day Museum or Mary Rose Museum in the next month why not enter the History Captured Photo Competition and be in with a chance of winning a set of family museum tickets and your picture printed on canvas.
The 7th of February this year marked 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth and the city is hosting a year-long festival of events to celebrate. Highlights include the extended opening of the Charles Dickens Birthplace throogh to November 4th, a free Dickens Guided Walk every other Saturday from 18th Feb to 18th August and Dickensian themes for both Portsmouth Festivities in June and the Victorian Festival of Christmas in November.
This new exhibition is now open, exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth. The Museum is open free of charge, Tuesday - Sunday and also includes 'A Study in Sherlock:Uncovering the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection'.
Portsmouth has plenty to offer after dark with a wide range of evening entertainment. From the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to Geno Washington , Fascinating Aida to the House of Burlesque and Seth Lakeman to the Circus of Horrors, check out our What's On pages to make sure you're not missing out!
Make sure you put Portsmouth at the top of your list when planning a break away in 2012. Check out our website or order or download our new visitor guide.
View the 48 Hours Factsheet for great ideas for a short break in the city.