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What’s On at Portsmouth Museums

We update this list regularly, as new events are confirmed.
Also see our Exhibitions page.

University of Portsmouth, in association with the D-Day Museum

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Talk: German perspectives on D-Day and the 1944 Battle of Normandy, by Dr Simon Trew

Dr Simon Trew will be speaking about German perspectives on D-Day and the 1944 Battle of Normandy. We generally see this campaign from the Allied side, but what factors affected the German conduct of the fighting?

The talk is hosted by the Centre for European and International Studies, University of Portsmouth, in association with the D-Day Museum. It is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. There is no charge to attend and advanced booking is not required: just turn up. There will be refreshments at 5pm and the talk starts shortly afterwards. Dr Simon Trew is a member of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His research interests include the Second World War in Europe, especially the planning and execution of the Normandy Campaign. He is the author of many books on the Normandy Campaign, most recently 'D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: The Photographic History' (Haynes, 2012). Dr Trew has extensive experience in planning and delivering battlefield tours in Normandy, and has also appeared in many documentaries and programmes focused on the campaign.

Venue: University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Room 2.14. Click here for venue details.
Tickets: There is no charge to attend and advanced booking is not required: just turn up.
5pm - 6.30pm

Eastney Beam Engine House

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2017

Limited opening

Eastney Beam Engine House will be open on the weekend of 25-26th February, between 1pm and 5pm. Last entry will be at 4.30pm.

Unfortunately the Beam Engine will not be in steam.

Portsmouth Museum

Saturday 11th March

Wildlife in Spring
Family activities with Southsea Wildlife Watch

Fun wildlife-themed activities and games for children aged 5 - 14.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and adults are encouraged to join in.
The session may include a visit to the gardens behind the museum so please wrap up warmly and wear sturdy shoes or wellies.

10am - 12noon

Cost: £4 donation per child.  Booking not required but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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