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Sightseeing and landmarks in Portsmouth

History museums

History Museum
“The dockyards at Portsmouth are a fantastic place to learn about and explore historical ships, with hands on activities, making it a great day out for all the family. As children we spent many happy hours running about the HMS Victory!”
  • 117 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Portsmouth Dockyards are steeped in History with the HMS Victory,The Mary Rose as well as numerous other activities and sights. It's also practically next door to Gunwharf Quays!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Recently refurbished and extended. History on our doorstep. Portsmouth is key to the D-Day Story.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“A family favourite and very popular. HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the only remaining Second World War era submarine. Explore the decks and narrow corridors, look through the original periscope and hear the stories of those who served onboard.”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Outstanding museum revealing the hull and the contents of King Henry VIII ship that was sunk between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. This is a museum like no other, it is incredible and not to be missed!”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Explosion! is the Museum of Naval Firepower situated in the former Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Priddy's Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire, England. It now forms part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The Museum includes a wide variety of exhibits ranging from the 18th Century to the present day. These range in size from small arms, to missiles and missile launching systems, as well as complete gun turrets. Exhibits range from the Victorian RBL 20 pounder Armstrong gun through to the Second World War QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun. Post-war missile systems include the Exocet missile and launcher and Sea Dart missile. Modern weapons are represented in the Sea Wolf missile system and 4.5 inch Mark 8 naval gun. The weapons cover all aspects of Naval warfare from surface to surface, air to surface, surface to air and sub-surface weapons systems, including mines and torpedoes. The museum has a waterside coffee shop which looks out on to the original 18th-century camber dock.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Free to walk around has champagne bar there every Friday in the summer months and only 10 min walk from our holiday home”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Brilliant and interesting Museum. There is an entry fee but it is worth the price. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Monument / Landmark
“Soaring nearly 560 feet above the Solent, the Spinnaker Tower is a highlight of any visit to Portsmouth. Located on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, this tourist attraction offers wonderful panoramic views of the city and its spectacular harbor, as well as the south coast and the Isle of Wight.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Portsmouth Dockyards are steeped in History with the HMS Victory,The Mary Rose as well as numerous other activities and sights. It's also practically next door to Gunwharf Quays!”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Free to walk around has champagne bar there every Friday in the summer months and only 10 min walk from our holiday home”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
  • 1 local recommends
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