Portsmouth

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.

First World War warship HMS M.33 opens to public

A small ship with a big history, this unique warship will offer a taste of the ill-fated Gallipoli with an immersive battle experience. The only First World War Navy warship to survive the ill-fated Gallipoli...
Postcard of Hayling Island

Portsmouth ports of call

Spices, Subs and Lemon Sole. Here are our recommended places to visit in historic Portsmouth Hayling Island, if you are into windsurfing, visit neighbouring Hayling Island where the sport was supposedly invented, in 1958, by a 12-year-old schoolboy. www.hayling.co.uk. King’s Theatre,...

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...
HMS Victory

HMS Victory undergoes restoration

The first restoration work of the mast and rigging began on HMS Victory on 12 July 2011 ready for an exhibition next year. The work will see 26 miles of associated rigging and 768 wooden clocks...
portsmouth historic dockyards

Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this summer

With 800 years of naval history, visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this summer and take advantage of the Big Ticket offer. Receive entry to all attractions, including the world's most famous historic ships and The National...
Tudor Dog

Lost tudor dog returns after 465 years

A MONGREL DOG who sailed aboard Henry VIII's ill-fated Mary Rose has returned home to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard after an incredible 465 years away.   The painstakingly preserved and reconstructed skeleton of the Tudor ship’s dog...
Portsmouth Dockyard

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.
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