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  1. Family looking out at HMS Warrior
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for exploring 500 years of naval history.
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  2. Southsea Castle under a blue sky
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Mar 20243 Nov 2024
    2. 4 Nov 202429 Mar 2025
  3. View of the Mary Rose
    Experience The Mary Rose as never before at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    1. 1 Apr 202431 Oct 2024
    2. 1 Nov 202431 Mar 2025
  4. Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Apr 202430 Sep 2024
    2. 1 Oct 202431 Mar 2025
  5. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring exciting and varied displays.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  6. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
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    2. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  7. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Ocean Colour Scene perform
    Victorious Festival returns for 2024 - bringing some of the biggest bands and artists to Southsea Common.
    1. 23 Aug 202425 Aug 2024
  8. Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops
    Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price. If you love to shop then there really is no better place than Gunwharf Quays.
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price…

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Take the ultimate undersea adventure at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth.

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring…

The grand surrounds of the Kings Theatre Southsea

Looking to visit the amazing Kings Theatre in Portsmouth?...If so, click here to get the latest…

Spinnaker Tower by night

​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.

Photograph showing the exterior of the Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum under a blue sky

Visit the first home of Britain's most famous Victorian author.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

The New Theatre Royal, situated in the heart of the city, offers a matchless programme of cutting…

Hovertravel

Hovertravel, the only scheduled Hovercraft operator in Europe, is the quickest way to reach the…

View of the Mary Rose

Experience The Mary Rose as never before at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

Take a voyage of discovery at Portsmouth Cathedral, and uncover over 800 years of history.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

See the flora and fauna of Portsmouth at Cumberland House - the Natural History Museum.

The Hotwalls Studios Parade Ground

The Hotwalls Studios brings local artists, designers and makers together, in an exceptional…

Family looking out at HMS Warrior

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for exploring 500 years of naval…

Southsea Castle under a blue sky

Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.

Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.

What's On Highlights

Festive-themed models laid out at The D-Day Story's Dulverton Room

See military warships brought to life through the handmade models of South Coast Modellers.

Openings

Marvellous Models and Christmas Quiz

30th November 2024
Beeswax candles displayed at The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth

Hear fascinating stories and get hands-on to make a Tudor candle of your very own to take home.

Openings

Beeswax Candles and Summer Storytelling

13th August 2024-16th August 2024
Oasis tribute 'The Supersonics' at a tributes event at Port Solent, playing a stage near the waterfront.

Get ready for an afternoon of pop classics as Totally Tributes returns.

Openings

Totally Tributes

27th July 2024
Live at the Bandstand 2024 poster

Get set for a sizzling summer of free live music - with an array of styles and genres.

Openings

The Jive Aces, and The Fifty 4

21st July 2024

Live at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

27th July 2024-28th July 2024

Lipworms, Rosie Alena, and Number 9

3rd August 2024

TBC

4th August 2024
Paw-print tiles made at The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth

Hear stories that bring history to life and get involved with fun craft activities at The Mary Rose…

Openings

Paw Print Tiles and Summer Storytelling

20th August 2024-23rd August 2024
Band photograph showing the members of Ride

The Oxford four-piece head back out on the road in celebration of their latest album, Interplay.

Openings

Ride

17th September 2024
The Wise Woman and her array of remedies at The Mary Rose museum

Step into the fascinating world where medicine and witchcraft blurred during Tudor times.

Openings

Meet the Tudors: The Wise Woman

31st August 2024-1st September 2024
Entertainment on Palmerston Road for the Southsea Food Festival

The annual Southsea Food Festival is back for 2024!

Openings

Southsea Food Festival

20th July 2024-21st July 2024
Lavender bag tagged with the Mary Rose logo

Explore the world of Tudor cleanliness with hands-on craft activities and storytelling sessions.

Openings

Pomanders and Potions, Summer Storytelling

6th August 2024-9th August 2024
Photograph of Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders

The Pretenders head back out on the road, kicking off their UK tour at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Openings

The Pretenders

11th October 2024
Illustration for The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

A multi award-winning, family friendly, improvised storytelling show.

Openings

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

31st July 2024
Poster for Jane McDonald - With All My Love, featuring the singer sat on a chair and wearing a red outfit

Singing sensation Jane McDonald is back with a new tour for 2024.

Openings

Jane McDonald - With All My Love

17th November 2024
Profile photograph of Jools Holland

Jools and his orchestra are back on the road, with special guests including Marc Almond.

Openings

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

15th November 2024
Press shot for Filskit Theatre: Wonder Gigs. featuring a small child listening to music in multicoloured surroundings.

Live musicians play acoustic versions of well-known pop songs, all arranged to be enjoyable for big…

Openings

16 October

16th October 2024

13 November

13th November 2024
Poster for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Kings Theatre

Book your golden ticket today for a world of pure imagination!

Openings

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

8th October 2024-13th October 2024
Children with a cannon at the Mary Rose museum

Explore the world of wicked weapons and the Tudors at war with this exciting two-day event.

Openings

Wicked Weapons and the Tudors at War

17th August 2024-18th August 2024
Photograph of Rick Wakeman sat at a piano

Keyboarding legend Rick Wakeman brings the Christmas celebrations with a brand new show.

Openings

The Rick Wakeman Yuletide Christmas Show

23rd November 2024
Poster for Blood Brothers at the Kings Theatre

The captivating tale of separated twins who come back together heads to the Kings Theatre in…

Openings

Blood Brothers

5th November 2024-9th November 2024
Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

The godfather of modern stand-up heads back out on the road with his latest show, Authentic…

Openings

Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

20th October 2024
Katherine Ryan - Battleaxe

Katherine Ryan heads back out on tour with her latest show, Battleaxe.

Openings

Katherine Ryan - Battleaxe

28th November 2024
Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Ocean Colour Scene perform

Victorious Festival returns for 2024 - bringing some of the biggest bands and artists to Southsea…

Openings

Victorious Festival 2023

23rd August 2024-25th August 2024
Poster for Steve Backshall - Ocean

Dive deep into the wonderful world beneath the waves with TV's Steve Backshall as your guide.

Openings

Steve Backshall - Ocean

30th October 2024
Poster for James Martin Live showing the chef in a suit jacket with asparagus spears in place of a pocket square

Celebrity chef James Martin is heading back on the road with his all new live tour for 2025.

Openings

James Martin Live

12th March 2025
The line up for Nashville At Heart, comprising eight band members

Mosey on down to the New Theatre Royal for a show that celebrates the music of some of modern…

Openings

Nashville At Heart

18th November 2024

Accommodation Highlights

Newly refurbished room at the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club

The Royal Maritime Hotel is one of the oldest and most historic hotels in Portsmouth.

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

A selection of serviced apartments and short term lettings in Portsmouth and Southsea.

View of the exterior.

Rees hall is a modern building on the seafront with fine views across Southsea Common, The Solent…

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

The only city centre hotel in Portsmouth, a ten minute walk will take you to all the major shopping…

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

Holiday Inn Portsmouth is located opposite Southsea seafront and open parkland, minutes away from…

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

Located at the heart of Gunwharf Quays, the Holiday Inn Express is a great hotel within walking…

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

A warm welcome awaits you from the Village Hotel Club Portsmouth.

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

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