A dynamic and vibrant waterfront city with a proud naval and maritime heritage, Portsmouth today is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. With a famous residents roll call that includes Henry VIII, Horatio Lord Nelson and literary heroes such as Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, it’s little wonder that history oozes out of Portsmouth’s every pore.
Major exhibition marks Battle of Jutland centenary
To mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle ever fought, an exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Battle – 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War – takes a fresh look at events.
Portsmouth Insider’s Guide: Warships & Waterfronts
The south-east city of Portsmouth has seen its fair share of history. With a famous residents roll call that includes Henry VIII, Horatio Lord Nelson and literary heroes such as Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle,…
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard celebrates the 10th birthday of Victorian Festival of Christmas
For its 10th birthday, the Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is planning a magical festive extravanganza, with Victorian entertainment and a huge Christmas market.
Tudor warship to get new home in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
This year, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose, the only Tudor warship on display in the world, is celebrating her 500th birthday. As a birthday present, she is going to be getting a…