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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: July - August
Also see our Exhibitions page.

June

Friday 26th June

Portsmouth Museum

Creative Writing Workshops for Adults. Work with Portsmouth Museum's Writer in Residence, Aoife Mannix to use the fascinating objects on show in A Hard Choice as the starting point for writing inspired by the joy of collecting.  The workshop will be fun and practical and no previous writing experience is necessary.  You are welcome to attend a single session or both.  
Free.  Places limited; pre-booking recommended - call 02392 834744 or ask at Reception. 2.00 - 4.00pm.

Saturday 27th June

D-Day Museum

Armed Forces Day - free admission to the D-Day Museum and special events to mark the day:
Meet Normandy Veterans.
See a display of over 20 large model ships by the Surface Warship Association.  
Talks on "D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: Stories of Portsmouth people" by James Daly, author of "Portsmouth's World War Two Heroes": 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm.
Take a closer look at Second World War artefacts (10am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm).
Museum open 10am - 5.30pm, last entry 5pm.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June

Eastney Beam Engine House

Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition. On most open days you'll be able to witness the magnificent engines in steam. Please contact Portsmouth Museums Service in advance to make sure the engines are in steam before your visit.

1pm - 5pm. Free entry

Sunday 28th June

Portsmouth Museum

Creative Writing Workshops for Adults. Work with Portsmouth Museum's Writer in Residence, Aoife Mannix to use the fascinating objects on show in A Hard Choice as the starting point for writing inspired by the joy of collecting.  The workshop will be fun and practical and no previous writing experience is necessary.  You are welcome to attend a single session or both.  
Free.  Places limited; pre-booking recommended - call 02392 834744 or ask at Reception. 10.30am - 12.30pm.

July

Sunday 19th July

Portsmouth Museum

Step into the Stone Age. Join us at Portsmouth Museum with fun for all the family. Meet the flint knapper; primitive technologist Karl Lee will be demonstrating how prehistoric people were making stone tools and explaining how they would have been used in the daily lives of our ancestors.

Lots of other activities throughout the day, try your hand at cave painting, test your timeline skills and join the mammoth hunt!

FREE event, part of the Festival of Archaeology, see the website for more details http://ow.ly/LQA9V and to find out what else is going on in the area.

10.30am - 4.30pm.

August

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.

Other resources

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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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