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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 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 

Tuesday 6th October

Portsmouth Museum

The Teddy Bear Doctors. Bring your teddy bear along for free advice on identification, age or 'clinical needs' from local bear experts and restorers, Julie and Amanda from Bear It In Mind. Demonstrations of traditional bear making techniques throughout the day.  Small charge for minor repairs made on the day such as eye replacements or claw stitching.

Free.  Drop-in, no need to book.  All welcome.

10.30am - 2.30pm

Sunday 11th October

Portsmouth Museum

Travelling Together Down Memory Lane - story sharing session for men and women aged 60+. Take a trip down memory lane and share your stories of journeys around Portsmouth and beyond over tea and biscuits.

Free.  Everyone aged 60+ welcome.  

11am - 3pm

Tuesday 27th October

Portsmouth Museum

Square Eyes - family craft activities. Enjoy art and craft activities inspired by children's TV past and present.  In true Blue Peter style use cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and sticky backed plastic to create a mini TV set plus your favourite TV character and much more besides.

A Creation Station workshop suitable for children aged 2 - 11 years.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in, no need to book.  £3 per child or £1.75 with Portsmouth Leisure Card.

11am - 3pm.

November

Sunday 8th November

D-Day Museum

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

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