Portsmouth Museums have a number of exhibitions and displays running across our sites over the course of the year. Take a look at what we've got on and where.Exhibitions
Learn how you can get involved in Portsmouth's museum service, with our available volunteer positions, and get in touch if you want to lend a hand.Volunteer
Portsmouth Museums hold a number of rich and varied collections that are integral to the city and its residents. Learn more about our permanent collections here.Collections
Take a look at the opening hours at all of our museum sites. Here you will also find all the key information you may need ahead of your visit, plus updates from the museum.Visitor Information
This museum has as its centrepiece the magnificent Overlord Embroidery commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord.
The furniture, ceramics, glass, household objects and decorations faithfully recreated the Regency style which Charles’s parents would have favoured, although their actual possessions have long since been dispersed.
Various displays introduce the wildlife of the area - past and present. Exotic butterflies fly in the summer in the butterfly house that overlooks the museum garden.
Barely was the work completed when Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, tragically sank in front of the Castle. During the English Civil War, nearly a century later, the Castle was captured for the only time in its history, by Parliamentarian forces.
In the ‘Story of Portsmouth’ you can discover how life at home has changed over the centuries, with reconstructions of a 17th century bedchamber, an 1871 dockyard worker’s kitchen, a Victorian parlour, a 1930s kitchen and a 1950s living room.
Eastney Beam Engine House contains a pair of James Watt beam engines and reciprocal pumps restored to their 1887 condition. The engine house hosts Open Days on selected weekends through the year.