Our events programme is wide and varied to suit all audiences. This year we have a range of activities that will support our planned new twentieth century galleries project.
Take a look at our forthcoming events and we hope you find something of interest.
For further information and booking please contact us on 023 9272 7584 or email email@example.com unless otherwise stated below
Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd September
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM
Enjoy a tour of the artefact and archive stores with one of our curators and discover some of the behind the scenes objects from our collections
Tours at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3pm both days.
Saturday 1st - Wednesday 5th September
BELOW HMS VICTORY'S WATERLINE
Join one of the tour guides for a unique chance to go below the wateline. Walk under 3500 tonnes of ship and view the keel at close range.
Tours at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3pm daily. Only 15 places per tour.
All the above tours are free but advanced booking is essential. Contact 023 9283 9766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Saturday 6th October 12-4.30pm
BLACK HISTORY MONTH MULTI-CULTURAL DAY
Join us to celebrate black history and discover more about the Navy's inks to different countries around the world. Investigate cultural artefacts from our stores, find out ore about Nelson's multicultural navy, listen to music and accounts of "first contact". Also discover how new foods and art forms travelled to our country.
Free drop in event. All ages welcome.
For further details, contact the events telephone number and email at the top of the page.
Saturday 13th October 10.30am - 1pm
NAVAL SERVICE CERTIFICATES DEMYSTIFIED
Join our library staff for an half day workshop for family historians who want to know what information can be found on the naval ratings service certificate. An illustrated talk is followed by an exclusive hour and half independent research time using the museum library's resources with staff on hand to assist you in your research. An information pack is provided for all participants. Light refreshments available.
Places are limited to 10 and advanced booking is essential.
Please call 023 9272 3795 or email email@example.com to reserve a place.
Saturday 27th October 8pm-2am
STOREHOUSE 11 PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS
Another chance for to investigate the paranormal activity of previous occupants of this magnificent Georgian storehouse.
Cost £45. Booking essential as places are limited.
Thursday 1st November 11am-3pm
SEA LIFE COMMUNITY ROADSHOW - EASTNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
The museum goes on the road bringing artefacts, activities and fun to your doorstep. There will craft activities and dressing up and a range of Portsmouth area museums telling the people of Portsmouth about their sea heritage.
Free event, all ages welcome. Look out for details in the local press or call the events telephone number at the top of the page.
Saturday 10th November 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Join us to find out about the experiences of veteran's through artefacts, documents and films which are not usually on display. Listen to poetry, meet a WW2 naval officer and make a poppy or "forget-me-not" postcard to add to our Wheel of Remembrance
Free, drop in event. All ages welcome.
For further details contact the events telephone number and email at the top of the page.
Saturday November 17th, 2pm
STOREHOUSE 10 HARD HAT DAY
A chance to find out about our new HLF funded 20th-21st century Navy galleries project. Join the architects and project team and go on site to learn more about the history and conservation of Storehouse 10 - a Grade I listed building dating from 1777 - and our exciting plans for the new galleries and exhibition spaces.
Free event, but booking essential and spaces are limited. For more details or to reserve a place, contact the main events number or email at the top of the page.
Saturday 1st December 1.30-4.30pm
CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP (NOW FULLY BOOKED)
Another chance to create a festive wreath with guidance from a professional florist.
Cost £18 (includes all materials and refreshments)
Booking essential. Contact the events telephone number and email at the top of the page to reserve a place.