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Portsmouth & Gosport History Week is a local celebration of culture, heritage and traditions. Take a trip back through in time with a host of history-inspired activities, events and projects.

History Week was established to promote, protect and support the historical places of interest in our local area. It creates awareness of the immensely valuable work undertaken by local groups and organisations, and supports them in their future endeavours.

Archaeological experts will lead an exploration of the hidden, murky, and sometime quirky history of the area, as revealed through their archaeological investigation, research and expertise. From photography tours to film screenings, specialist talks, and hands-on family activities, there is a range of events to suit all interests.

History Week 2022 event programme:

Premiere of ‘USS Chesapeake: Don’t give up the ship!’
Monday 1 August – 5pm
The Old Customs House, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TY

QEC Capital Dredge Project: Archaeological Discoveries
Monday 1 August – 7pm
The Old Customs House, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TY

Saving the Fairey Barracuda from extinction
Tuesday 2 August – 5pm
The Old Customs House, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TY

Portsmouth Photography Tour with Wessex Archaeology
Wednesday 3 August – 10am
Central Building, Gunwharf Quays Plaza, Portsmouth, PO1 3TU

The story of landing craft LCT 7074
Wednesday 3 August – 5pm
The Guildhall Village, 25 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2RY

Modern wrecks and relics in the Solent
Wednesday 3 August – 7pm
The Guildhall Village, 25 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2RY

USS Chesapeake : Don’t give up the ship!’ film screening
Wednesday 3 August – 9pm
The Sallyport Inn, 57 – 58 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2LU

Historic shipwrecks: two major new discoveries in the Solent region
Saturday 6 August – 5pm
National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3NH

Repair and renewal: HMS Victory’s timber rase marks
Saturday 6 August – 7pm
National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3NH

Defending Southsea: Now and Then
Sunday 7 August – 5pm
The Guildhall Village, 25 Guildhall Walk, Landport, Portsmouth, PO1 2RY

Information will also be published on the History Week website.

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Portsmouth & Gosport History Week

Type:Heritage & History

Various locations, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AA
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