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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. 1 Apr 202431 Oct 2024
    3. 1 Nov 202431 Mar 2025
  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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Take the ultimate undersea adventure at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth.

The Hotwalls Studios Parade Ground

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

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.

Southsea Castle under a blue sky

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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

City Museum - Landscape

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

Family looking out at HMS Warrior

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

View of the Mary Rose

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

Hovertravel

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

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…

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.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

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

Spinnaker Tower by night

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

What's On Highlights

One of the stained glass windows at Portsmouth Cathedral

Enjoy an hour-long guided tour of Portsmouth Cathedral, focusing on its stunning stained glass.

Openings

Stained Glass Tour

23rd July 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
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 Our Little Hour, featuring photographs of Walter Tull.

A brand new musical drama tells the inspirational story of legendary pioneering hero Walter Tull.

Openings

Our Little Hour

24th October 2024
Poster for The Spongebob Musical

The Kings Theatre Arts Academy presents… The SpongeBob Musical!

Openings

The Spongebob Musical

20th July 2024-21st July 2024
Hotwalls Open Studios logo

The Hotwalls Studios showcase some of the city’s brightest creative talent.

Openings

July

28th July 2024

August

18th August 2024

September

15th September 2024

October

27th October 2024

November

17th November 2024

December

15th December 2024
Victoria Park Rainbow - Elliot McRae

We Shine Portsmouth is back for 2024, with a host of fantastic installations and exhibitions.

Openings

We Shine Portsmouth

21st November 2024-23rd November 2024
Archers gathered outside The Mary Rose in Tudor wear.

Step into the world of 16th century archery and discover the prowess of the Tudor archer!

Openings

Meet the Tudors: Awesome Archers

24th August 2024-25th August 2024
Promotional shot of Ivo Graham for his latest show: Grand Designs

Taskmaster's "yardstick for failure" heads out on a brand new tour, taking in Portsmouth's New…

Openings

Ivo Graham: Grand Design

8th November 2024
Poster for Dick Whittington at the Kings Theatre in Southsea

The #PompeyPanto is back for Christmas 2024 with the ultimate tale of fame and fortune – Dick…

Openings

Dick Whittington

29th November 2025-31st December 2025
Tudor Pottery Masterclass taking place at the Mary Rose museum

Make your own Tudor-inspired pottery piece with the Mary Rose museum - no previous experience…

Openings

Tudor Pottery Masterclass

20th July 2024
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
Black and white photograph showing a Bellowhead gig in full swing

The folk big band return to Portsmouth Guildhall on their latest nationwide tour.

Openings

Bellowhead

9th November 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
Poster for Opera Boys: A Night at the Musicals

The Opera Boys are back with a fabulous evening of power-house vocals, immaculate 4-part harmony,…

Openings

Opera Boys: A Night at the Musicals

23rd October 2024
Poster for the Pop Princesses show at the Kings Theatre

A magical pop concert for children where beautiful princesses become pop stars!

Openings

Pop Princesses

3rd August 2024
Beach Dubbin' logo

Beach Dubbin' - the ultimate VW show by the sea - returns to Southsea Common for 2024!

Openings

Beach Dubbin'

4th August 2024
Poster for Jimmy Carr - Laughs Funny

Get ready for fast-paced, edgy one-liners, as Jimmy Carr heads back out on tour with his brand-new…

Openings

Jimmy Carr - Laughs Funny

18th December 2024
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
A Tribute to Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated

The London Film Music Orchestra bring some of cinema's biggest songs to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

A Tribute to Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated

17th November 2024
Poster for Defying Gravity - West End Women at the Kings Theatre

A celebration of women who have made their mark on the some of the most famous stages in the world.

Openings

Defying Gravity - West End Women

6th September 2024
Boy at The D-Day Story showing off an Airfix model of an aeroplane - credit Matt Scott-Joynt

Make your own genuine Airfix model to take home at The D-Day Story.

Openings

Airfix Extravaganza

2nd August 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
A gold-coloured model of a ship on display at Portsmouth Cathedral

From naval heroes to local benefactors, see the memorials that encapsulate a diverse range of…

Openings

Memorial Tour

6th August 2024

Accommodation Highlights

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.

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Newly refurbished room at the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club

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

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

View of the exterior.

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

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

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