Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Road Closures and Parking Restrictions - Sunday 27th September
On Sunday 27th September, Southsea Castle will be located within the road closure area as part of Pedal Portsmouth 2015. As a result, there will be no access for vehicles to some surrounding parking areas.
If you require any information on how to get to the Southsea Castle as a result of the road closure, please contact the museum on 023 9284 1625 or 023 9284 1626.
26th September - 24th October - Amendments to opening hours and facilities
Due to operational reasons, there will be limited access to some parts of Southsea Castle. Some parts of the castle may be closed off to public viewing as a reason. If you're planning to visit Southsea Castle, please phone ahead to enquire which parts of the museum are open.
If you require any information for your visit, please contact Southsea Castle.
Barely was the work completed when Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, tragically sank in front of the Castle. During the English Civil War, nearly a century later, the Castle was captured for the only time in its history, by Parliamentarian forces.
Over the centuries, Southsea Castle's defences were strengthened so that it could continue to protect Portsmouth. In the 19th Century a tunnel was built to defend the Castle moat. Visitors can still enter the tunnel and see how the Castle would have been defended against invaders. Artillery, gun platforms and panoramic views from the top of the keep to the Isle of Wight and Solent.
Use the weblink above to access the Museums website for full information.
Please note that on the occassion of a wedding at Southsea Castle, parts of the castle may be inaccessable to members of the public. To check if there is an event or wedding taking place in the castle, please contact Southsea Castle using the contact details provided.
- In town/city centre
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Audio visual display available
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Available in nearby D-Day museum car park
Parking & Transport
- Coach parking - Adjacent at the D-Day Museum
- On site parking - Adjacent at the D-Day Museum
- On site parking close by
- Railway station within 5 miles
- On-Site cafe/restaurant
- Picnic Site - on communal parkland
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Groups welcome
- Educational Groups
- Family Fun
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - Most suitable for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. 'Tudor Experience' sessions available.
- Out of Hours Visits
ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
Map & Directions
M27 to M275 to seafront.*** Sunday 6th September *** Portsmouth Triathlon is taking place in Southsea this weekend, so access to Southsea Castle by road will be restricted due to road closures for the event. We are anticipating that the road closures will be lifted by 1pm, but Southsea Castle will still be accessible by foot until the end of the event.If you require any information for your visit, please contact Southsea Castle.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest stations are Portsmouth & Southsea or Portsmouth Harbour.
|Winter Closing (26 Oct 2015 - 28 Mar 2016)|
* Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday + Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed New Year's Day. Last entry - 30 minutes before closing time.