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Enquiries

Portsmouth Museum
Museum Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2LJ

Telephone:
During normal opening hours: 023 9283 4779
At other times: 023 9282 6722 (Visitor Information Centre and museum switchboard)

General enquiries about visiting, including group and school visits, education, and room hire - mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or 023 9283 4737 / 023 9283 4744. If enquiring at weekends or when the museum's group department is unavailable, please contact Portsmouth Museum directly.

Wedding Enquiries - weddings@portsmouthcc.gov.uk (also see the Weddings in Portsmouth website)

Historical and research enquiries

Museum Local History and Archaeology collections - mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk 

Museum Fine and Decorative Art collection - mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk 

Museum Natural Science collection - mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk 

Museum Military History collection - info@ddaymuseum.co.uk

The City Records Office (archives) is now part of Portsmouth History Centre, at Portsmouth Central Library. Please direct all enquiries about local history and the city's archives to this email address - PortsmouthHistoryCentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Copyright

Exhaustive efforts have been made to locate the copyright owners of all the images included (within this website) and to meet their requirements. In the case of any omissions or mistakes being brought to our attention, we will immediately remove the image until the matter is resolved.

If you would like to reproduce any of the images on our website other than for personal use (meaning non-commercial, domestic use by an individual making only single copies of each digital image), you will need permission from us and the owner of the copyright in the original work, usually the artist or their estate.

We may be able to help with colour transparencies, black and white prints or high resolution scans. For fees please contact the museum on mvs@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Anyone republishing material without relevant permission is liable for any subsequent infringement of copyright.

Any queries regarding the above should be addressed to:
Portsmouth City Museum,
Museum Road,
Portsmouth,
Hampshire,
PO1 2LJ

The Portsmouth Papers

The Portsmouth Papers is a series of short, well-illustrated, booklets on particular topics in Portsmouth's rich history. The subjects are varied but include, of course, studies around Portsmouth's Naval past as well as more diverse subjects, such as Portsmouth breweries and the church.

The Papers can be purchased for the shown price at the Portsmouth Museum, or they can be ordered via post by calling 023 9283 4779. Postage and packing charges will be added at £2.95 (1-2 copies) / £3.95 (3-4 copies) / £4.50 (5-10 copies)

Special offer: 5 for £3 (copies 1-50 only)

1. Portchester Castle. Barry Cunliffe, 1967, reprinted 1970 & 1984 £0.75

2. History of the Police of Portsmouth. James Cramer, 1967 (out of print)

3. Palmerston’s Folly: The Portsdown and Spithead Forts. A. Temple Patterson, 1968, reprinted 1985 (out of print)

4. The Organs and Organists of the Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury at Portsmouth. Philip Barrett, 1968, reprinted (with revisions) 1975 £0.75

5. The Naval Mutiny at Spithead, 1797. A. Temple Patterson, 1968, reprinted 1978 £0.75

6. Portsmouth Railways. Edwin Course, 1969 (out of print)

7. The Siege of Portsmouth the Civil War. John Webb, 1969,reprinted (with revisions) 1977 £0.75

8. Portsea Island Churches. Rodney Hubbuck, 1969, reprinted (with revisions) 1976 £0.75

9. Portsmouth during the Great French Wars, 1770-1800. Alastair Geddes, 1970, reprinted 1980 £0.75

10. Portsmouth – A French Gibraltar? A. Temple Patterson, 1970 (out of print)

11. Portsmouth and the Fall of the Puritan Republic. Dorothy Dymond, 1971, reprinted 1979 (out of print)

12. Portsmouth’s Water Supply, 1800-1860. Mary Hallett, 1971 (out of print)

13. A History of Portsmouth’s Theatres. H. Sargeant, 1971, reprinted 1979 £0.75

14. Portsmouth Nineteenth-Century Literary Figures. A. Temple Patterson, 1972 (out of print)

15. Portsmouth – As others have seen it: Part I 1540-1790. Margaret J. Hoad, 1972 £0.75

16. The Growth of Southsea as a Naval Satellite and Victorian Resort. R. C. Riley, 1972 £0.75

17. Captain John Mason and the Duke of Buckingham. Dorothy Dymond, 1972 £0.75

18. Methodism in Portsmouth, 1750-1932. W. Donald Cooper, 1973, £0.75

19. Portsmouth and the Crimean War. Margaret J. Hoad & A. Temple Patterson, 1973 £0.75

20. Portsmouth – As others have seen it: Part II 1790-1900. Margaret J. Hoad, 1973 £0.75

21. The Condition of the Children of the Poor in Mid-Victorian Portsmouth. Jean Stanford & A. Temple Patterson, 1974 £0.75

22. Smugglers and Revenue Officers in the Portsmouth area in the Eighteenth Century. Edward Carson, 1974 £0.75

23. Borough Government in Portsmouth, 1835-1974. Sarah E. Peacock, 1975 £0.75

24. Portsmouth’s Political Patterns, 1885-1945. G. J. Ashworth, 1976 £0.75

25. The Industries of Portsmouth in the Nineteenth Century. R. C. Riley, 1976 £0.75

26. An Early Victorian Street – The High Street, Old Portsmouth. John Webb, 1977 £0.75

27. The Windows of Portsmouth Cathedral. E. K. Barnard, 1977 £0.75

28. Ritual Conflict at Farlington and Wymering. Nigel Yates, 1978 £0.75

29. The Common Lands of Portsea Island. John Chapman, 1979 £0.75

30. The Western Defences of Portsmouth Harbour 1400-1800. G. H. Williams, 1979 £0.75

31. Early Man in Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire. David J. Rudkin, 1980 £0.75

32. The Houses and Inhabitants of Thomas Ellis Owen’s Southsea. R. C. Riley, 1980 £0.75

33. Portsmouth Borough Gaol in the Nineteenth Century. Pat Thompson, 1980 £0.75

34. The Battle of Southsea. John L. Field, 1981 £0.75

35. Portsmouth Free Mart Fair – The Last Phase, 1800 – 1847. John Webb, 1982 £0.75

36. Horsea Island and the Royal Navy. Basil Ripley, 1982 £0.75

37. The Anglican Revival in Victorian Portsmouth. Nigel Yates, 1983 £0.75

38. Public Houses and Beerhouses in Nineteenth-Century Portsmouth. R. C. Riley & Philip Eley, 1983 £0.75

39. Votes for Women: The Women’s Fight in Portsmouth. Sarah E. Peacock, 1983 £0.75

40. The Seaborne Trade of Portsmouth 1650-1800. James H. Thomas, 1984 £0.75

41. Portsmouth Jewry. Aubrey Weinberg, 1985 £0.75

42. Steam Wooden-Warship Building in Portsmouth Dockyard, 1832-1852. E. A. M. Laing, 1985 £0.75

43. Local Battles in Fact and Fiction: The Portsmouth Election of 1895. E. S. Washington, 1985 £0.75

44. The Evolution of the Docks and Industrial Buildings in Portsmouth Royal Dockyard, 1698-1914. R. C. Riley, 1985 £0.75

45. Portsmouth Corporation Tramways, 1896-1936. E. Course, 1986 £0.75

46. The Portsmouth Beneficial School, 1775-1939. Laurence V. Gatt, 1986 £0.75

47. Sir Frederic Madden and Portsmouth. John Webb, 1987£0.75

48. The Industrial Archaelogy of the Portsmouth Region, R. C. Riley, 1987 £0.75

49. The Wind of Change: Naval Reviews at Spithead 1842-1856. G. R. Wade, 1987, £0.75

50. Portsmouth and the First Fleet 1786-1787. James H. Thomas, 1987 £0.75

51. Portsmouth Breweries, 1492-1847. Philip Eley, 1988 £1.20

52. From Parish Church to Portsmouth Cathedral, 1900-1939. E. K. Barnard, 1988 £1.20

53. Sir Charles Ogle: A Worthy Admiral. Pam Moore, 1988 £1.20

54. Portsmouth in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Robert Jordan, 1988 £1.20

55. Crime and Law and Order in Mid-Victorian Portsmouth. F. H. Edwards, 1989 £2.20

56. The Rebirth of Roman Catholicism in Portsmouth. V. J. L. Fontana, 1989 £2.20

57. Thomas Wren, Portsmouth’s Patron of American Liberty. Sheldon S. Cohen, 1991 £2.20

58. The Demise of Demon Drink? Portsmouth Pubs 1900-1950. Philip Eley & R. C. Riley, 1991 £2.20

59. Art in a Dockyard Town, 1770-1845. Nigel Surry, 1992 £2.20

60. Fort Cumberland, 1747-1850: Key to an Island’s Defence. Philip A. Magrath, 1992, £2.20

61. Farms and Market Gardens on Portsea Island, 1770-1880. Suzanne Shuttleworth, 1993 £2.20

62. Portsmouth and the East India Company in the Eighteenth Century. James H. Thomas, 1993, £2.20

63. Portsmouth Breweries since 1847. Philip Eley,1994 £2.20

64. Portsmouth Dockyard and its Workers, 1815-1875. John L. Field, 1994 (out of print)

65. The Origins of Portsmouth and the First Charter. Sarah Quail, 1994 (out of print)

66. Portsmouth Reborn: Destruction and Reconstruction, 1939-1974. John Stedman, 1995 £2.75

67. Treadgolds: The Development and Decline of a PortseaIronmongers, 1800-1988. Ann Day, 1995 £2.20

68. W. L. Wyllie: The Portsmouth Years. Nigel J. H. Grundy, 1996 £3.50

69. Music in Portsmouth, 1789-1842. Frank Warren & Irwen Cockman, 1998 £2.40

70. Railways and Portsmouth Society, 1847-1947. R. C. Riley, 2000 £2.75

71. Burning the Dockyard: John the Painter and the American Revolution. Neil L. York, 2001 £2.75

72. Selling Southsea, Promoting Portsmouth, 1920-2000. Nigel Yates, 2002 £2.75

73. Church and Chapel in Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire, 1660-1850. Nigel Yates, 2003 £3.80

74. Portsmouth Novelists. David Francis, 2006 £2.75

75. Settlers, Visitors and Asylum Seekers:  Diversity in Portsmouth since the Late 18th Century. Philip MacDougall, 2007 £2.75

76. Old Portsmouth: A Garrison Town in the Mid-19th Century. R. C. Riley, 2010 £4.00

77. Portsmouth’s Schools, 1750-1975. Peter Galliver, 2013 £4.00

78. From the Fight for Britain to the Fight for Bread: Portsmouth and the Impact of the First World War, 1914-1925. James Daly & Daniel Kneller, 2016  £4.75

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