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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: September - OctoberNovember
Also see our Exhibitions page.

August

Sunday 2nd August

Southsea Castle

Activities and Fun with Portsmouth Libraries. Enjoy family fun with our fantastic Caribbean storyteller!

Free admission.

10am-1pm

Sunday 2nd August

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

Dickens’ Readings. Readings ‘in the style of Dickens’, included in the usual entry price. Approx. 45 minutes.

3pm start.

Admission charges applies.

Sunday 2nd August

Spice Island Guided Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 2.30pm.

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Sunday 2nd August

Evening Ghost Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 8pm

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Tuesday 4th August

Southsea Castle

Super Heroes Craft Activity. Enjoy a themed craft event, suitable for children aged 2 - 11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost First child £5, siblings £3.

11am–3pm.

Wednesday 5th August

Portsmouth Museum

Crazy M the Clown. Fun for all the family with children’s entertainer.

Free admission

11am–2pm.

Parking - Please note that there will be no parking within Portsmouth Museum grounds on this date due to the event. On-road parking is available within walking distance of the museum. For more information on parking in the area, please contact us on 023 9283 4779.

Sunday 9th August

Southsea Castle

Activities and Fun with Portsmouth Libraries. Enjoy family fun with our fantastic storyteller!

Free admission

10am-1pm

Sunday 9th August

Evening Ghost Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 8pm

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Wednesday 12th August

Portsmouth Museum

Millers Ark Farm. Meet an array of farm animals in the museum gardens.

Free admission.

12pm–2pm.

Parking - Please note that there will be no parking within Portsmouth Museum grounds on this date due to the event. On-road parking is available within walking distance of the museum. For more information on parking in the area, please contact us on 023 9283 4779.

Sunday 16th August

Old Town Guided Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 2.30pm.

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Sunday 16th August

Evening Ghost Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 8pm

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Tuesday 18th August

Southsea Castle

Monsters and Aliens Craft Activity. Enjoy a themed craft event, suitable for children aged 2 - 11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

First child £5, siblings £3.

11am–3pm.

Wednesday 19th August

Portsmouth Museum

Model Railway Show plus Historic Vehicles. Show by the Victory Model Railway Club with two vehicles from the Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot.

Free admission.

11am–4pm.

Sunday 23rd August

Evening Ghost Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 8pm

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Wednesday 26th August

Portsmouth Museum

Story Telling for families. Enjoy our story teller’s fascinating tales featuring objects on show in the exhibition A Hard Choice. For children aged 7 years and older.

Free admission

11am, 12pm & 2pm.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Reptile and Amphibian Weekend. Portsmouth's Reptile and Amphibian Society will be at the museum with some amazing animals for you to meet!

Free, but donations to the museum welcome. No booking required, just drop in.

10am-5pm.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August

Eastney Beam Engine House

Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. Visit this impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition.

Free admission.

1pm–5pm

Sunday 30th August

Evening Ghost Walk. Starts at the Square Tower at 8pm

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

September

Wednesday 2nd September

Portsmouth Museum

Travelling Together. Creative play sessions for 0 - 2 year olds. Explore winter, wind, storms and circles in a multi-sensory environment inspired by the journey of Edward Lear’s Jumblies. Limited places, booking recommended - 023 9283 4744.

Free admission.

10.30am, 11.30am & 2.30pm.

Sunday 6th September

Taverns and Tales Walk. Starts at the Anglican Cathedral at 2.30pm.

All walks are £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free of charge. Ticket must be purchased in advance from D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

Sunday 6th September

Portsmouth Museum

Travelling Together. Creative play sessions for 3 - 5 year olds. Create a magical landscape / seascape and take paper boats on journeys inspired by the Jumblies and their giant sieve ship with its pea-green sail. Booking recommended - 023 9283 4744.

Free admission.

10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm.

October 

No events currently planned

November

Sunday 8th November

D-Day Museum

Remembrance Sunday. Free admission to mark the day.
Museum open 10am - 5pm, last admission 4.30pm.

Other resources

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