The Explosion Cheese Hunt

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

The Christmas cheese board is ruined! The naughty museum mice have pinched all the pongy cheese! Help the festive felines find all the mice and make sure there will 'brie' a cheesy Christmas! Don't miss the classic cracker jokes as you explore!

Barbara the Polar Bears Christmas Caper

Victory Gallery

Christmas is coming ! There’s snow in the air, So why not explore with Barbara The Royal Navy’s own polar bear?! Have fun solving the rhyming clues and spotting some of Barbara’s festive friends in the gallery! Don't miss the classic cracker jokes as you explore!

Christmas Candle Making at the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Museum

Take part in Christmas Candle Making with our Hands on History craft sessions. Create your very own Tudor inspired candle from beeswax, take it home and enjoy the cosy candlelight, and warming scent of honey. Free activity - with a valid Mary Rose/Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket. Please note: no candles to be lit inside the […]

Christmas Candle Making at the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Museum

Take part in Christmas Candle Making with our Hands on History craft sessions. Create your very own Tudor inspired candle from beeswax, take it home and enjoy the cosy candlelight, and warming scent of honey. Free activity - with a valid Mary Rose/Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket. Please note: no candles to be lit inside the […]

Christmas Candle Making at the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Museum

Take part in Christmas Candle Making with our Hands on History craft sessions. Create your very own Tudor inspired candle from beeswax, take it home and enjoy the cosy candlelight, and warming scent of honey. Free activity - with a valid Mary Rose/Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket. Please note: no candles to be lit inside the […]

Stargazing 2024 – SOLD OUT

HMS Warrior

Stargazing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is back again in Action Stations and HMS Warrior on Wednesday 31 January 2024 from 6pm to 9pm. Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from the National Museum of the Royal Navy, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, space engineers […]

Worlds Beneath the Waves Trail

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Take part in a playful trail inspired by the voyage of HMS Challenger and its amazing discoveries! As you explore the Worlds Beneath the Waves exhibition you will find fun challenges including a maritime make and take and our hands on Activity Trolley! The trail will be live all through February half term and is included with […]

Tudors in Love: Calligraphy Crafts

The Mary Rose Museum

This February half term get into the Valentine’s spirit with our Calligraphy Crafts! Learn how to write like a Tudor, and make a Valentine's card or Tudor inspired love letter using your new calligraphy skills! Find out who aboard the Mary Rose would have been able to read and write, and what fascinating artefacts were […]

British Antarctic Survey

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Become a polar researcher for the day with the British Antarctic Survey. Join the British Antarctic Survey for the day at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. Experience what life and work might be like for a polar researcher in the extreme conditions of Antarctica and the Arctic. Bed down in our field […]

Puppet Tales – HMS Challenger

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Meet the ship’s dog from the HMS Challenger expedition to find out more about the daring discoveries and life on board during this incredible visit. Hear stories from our puppet shaped puppy who lived aboard HMS Challenger during her famous expedition. She will be visiting our brand new Worlds Beneath the Waves exhibition (which tells […]

HMS Victory – Mission Minecraft

Victory Gallery

Take on our Minecraft challenge to try and rid HMS Victory of pesky silverfish! Find out more about the conservation work happening on HMS Victory with this fun, interactive event! Visitors can also part in our Minecraft Block Hunt to discover more about silverfish and other common museum pests whilst exploring the Victory Gallery. This […]

Talk and Tour: What Sank the Mary Rose?

The Mary Rose Museum

19th July 1545, The Battle of The Solent – the Mary Rose, once the pride of King Henry VIII’s fleet of warships, his Army By Sea, engages with the enemy – within minutes all is lost as the ship sinks. A distraught King Henry watches first hand from Southsea Castle as the ship is consumed […]

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