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  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Brian Wilson performs
    Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.
    1. 26 Aug 202228 Aug 2022
  3. 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 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Mar 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202229 Mar 2023
  5. View of the Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
    1. 1 Apr 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202231 Mar 2023
  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  7. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  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.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

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

City Museum - Landscape

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

Children outside HMS Victory

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

Portsmouth Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, which covers south-east…

Spinnaker Tower by night

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

Hovertravel

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

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…

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

What's On Highlights

Image of the Mary Rose hull at the museum as seen from above during a Lights Up morning

Every month the Mary Rose turns the lights up and the sound effects down.

Openings

July

25th July 2022

August

28th August 2022

September

26th September 2022
Two people partaking in a Tudor game at the Mary Rose museum

Enjoy some fun and games, 16th century style!

Openings

16 August

16th August 2022

18 August

18th August 2022
Press shot of Show of Hands, showing the band together in greyscale

Folk supergroup Show of Hands reunite with singer Miranda Sykes for their autumn tour.

Openings

Show of Hands

18th November 2022
Logo for the Pompeywood Genre Film Festival

A celebration of all things in independent genre film.

Openings

Pompeywood Genre Film Festival

22nd October 2022-23rd October 2022
Row of stalls at Southsea Food Festival

The annual Southsea Food Festival is back for 2022!

Openings

Southsea Food Festival

16th July 2022-17th July 2022
Press photo of Chris McCausland for his latest show, Speaky Blinder

Fantastic stand-up Chris McCausland takes to the New Theatre Royal stage with his latest show.

Openings

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

7th October 2022
Kadeena Cox receiving the Baton from The Queen at the Queen's Baton Relay launch

Portsmouth joins the celebrations ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games.

Openings

Queen's Baton Relay - Portsmouth

6th July 2022
Press photo for Miss Sherlock Holmes featuring headshots of all six characters.

A trio of stories featuring Miss Sherlock Holmes and her loyal companion, Dr Jane Watson.

Openings

Miss Sherlock Holmes

8th July 2022
Poster image for Mum's The Word, featuring a bottle, spilled milk, teddy bear, coffee cup and dummy.

Head to the New Theatre Royal to witness the mother of all shows...

Openings

Mum's The Word

14th September 2022
Flyer image for the Stansted Summer Jamboree

The Stansted Summer Jamboree rolls back into town, with a host of fun activities.

Openings

Stansted Summer Jamboree

2nd July 2022-3rd July 2022
Illustration for Live at the Bandstand 2022 by Joe Munro

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

Openings

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Van Gosh and Pork Soda

10th July 2022

Unmade Radio Showcase

16th July 2022

19 Forever and Mojo Dollar

17th July 2022

Slick Minded Individuals, Alice Milburn and Wax Etiquettes

23rd July 2022

Tash Hills, Ivy Eye, Bradley Jago and Nothing Ventured Vinyl

24th July 2022

Dielle Trio, Courtiers and Dave Baker Project

30th July 2022

The Wedgewood Rooms Takeover

31st July 2022

Decatonics, Offbeat Offensive and Tom Mayhem

17th September 2022

A. Skillz, Tuba Libres and Big Child Man Child

18th September 2022

Piece of Cake Productions presents Carni By The Sea

24th September 2022
Press photograph for Motionhouse: Nobody, showing performers dancing

Dance and circus styles combines in this uplifting story full of twists and turns.

Openings

Motionhouse: Nobody

1st October 2022
Press shot for Changeling Theatre's Othello, featuring four actors in front of a historic house

House of Cards meets Shakespeare in this thrilling open-air show.

Openings

Othello

13th August 2022
Woman at the Mary Rose museum with a mock bow and arrow

Hit the target at the Mary Rose this summer!

Openings

Awesome Archery

29th August 2022-31st August 2022
Girl in a dinghy enjoying a Boatgen day

Kids and teenagers can try something new and discover the many different ways to get out on the…

Openings

Boatgen Day at Haslar Marina

16th July 2022
Press photo for Jimeoin: The Craic!

Get ready for an evening of world-class stand-up from live comedy's acclaimed Irish master!

Openings

Jimeoin: The Craic!

5th November 2022
Members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing live

The world famous orchestra returns to Portsmouth, with direction from music legend Ray McVay.

Openings

Glenn Miller Orchestra

4th September 2022
Live view of Motionhouse performing Starchitects

Join the Starchitects as they embark on an incredible mission to reach the moon!

Openings

Motionhouse: Starchitects

25th February 2023
Press illustration for Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Learn history with the nasty bits left in!

Openings

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

16th October 2022
Poster image for The Hound of the Baskervilles

Stars of stage and screen Colin Baker, Terry Molloy and Dee Sadler feature in the greatest…

Openings

The Hound of the Baskervilles

15th November 2022
Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Brian Wilson performs

Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2022

26th August 2022-28th August 2022
Tudor reenactor with a cannon at the Mary Rose

Do you have what it takes to be a Tudor gunner?

Openings

26-28 July

26th July 2022-28th July 2022

2-4 August

2nd August 2022-4th August 2022

9-11 August

9th August 2022-11th August 2022

16-18 August

16th August 2022-18th August 2022

23-25 August

23rd August 2022-25th August 2022

30-31 August

30th August 2022-31st August 2022
Poster image for the Robin Hood Christmas Panto at Groundlings Theatre

Will Robin save the day against the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham?

Openings

Robin Hood Christmas Panto 2022

8th December 2022-31st December 2022
Portrait photograph of Sir Geoff Hurst

The only player to score a hat trick in a World Cup Final returns to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst

19th October 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

The Royal Maritime Club & 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.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

Photo of Apartment entrance

Lakeside apartments are situated in a quiet residential area, yet only a few minutes walk from…

View of the exterior.

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

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