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What’s On at Portsmouth Museums

We update this list regularly, as new events are confirmed. Click on the month to jump to that point in the listings: December - January - February - March - April
Also see our Exhibitions page.

December 2014

No events currently planned.

January 2015

Saturday 24th January

Portsmouth Museum

First World War Researchathon

Help us to beat the clock and uncover the hidden stories of Portsmouth men and women during the First World War on the final weekend of Lest We Forget, our Centenary Exhibition.

  • Meet experts from the history department at University of Portsmouth

  • Learn new skills that will enable you to use online resources to research the experiences of your own ancestors during the First World War

  • Help us to piece together the stories of Portsmouth people during the First World War and record them for future generations

  • Explore the Lest We Forget exhibition

  • Free 'make and take' craft activities for younger visitors

10.30am - 4pm
Admission free.  No need to book.

Sunday 25th January

D-Day Museum

Holocaust Memorial Day event. Free admission to the D-Day Museum to mark the Day.
Museum open 10.00am - 5.00pm, last entry 4.30pm.

Tuesday 27th January

Infront of the D-Day Museum

Holocaust Memorial Day Service.
Museum open 10.00am - 5.00pm, last entry 4.30pm. At the Memorial Tree, infront of the D-Day Museum. Attended by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, the service is to remember those who have been murdered in the Holocaust and under Nazi persecution, and also in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Organised by the Events Team, Portsmouth City Council (for more information, contact the Events Team by email or phone 023 9283 4067).


Thursday 19th February

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Blast from the Past. Find out about dinosaurs and other pre-historic creatures with fossils to touch, storytelling and craft!
For families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost - Free         
No need to book, just drop in


Thursday 16th April

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Jurassic Art. Get arty with The Creation Station and make dinosaur themed crafts!
For families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost - £3 per child / £1.70 with Portsmouth Leisure Card.  Accompanying adults free.
No need to book in advance, just drop in (spaces limited)

Other resources

www.culture24.org.uk Check the Culture 24 website for the Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries, all in one place. Line Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Details are correct at time of upload. Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Tel: 023 9282 6722 Fax: 023 9287 5276

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