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Forthcoming Events at Portsmouth City Museum

We update this list regularly, as new events are confirmed. Click on the month to jump to that point in the listings: March - April - May - June

March 2015

Tuesday 31st March

The Teddy Bear Doctors

Bring your teddy bear along for free advice on identification, age or ‘clinical’ needs from local experts and restorers, Julie and Amanda from Bear it in Mind.  Demonstrations of traditional bear making techniques throughout the day.
Cost - Free.  Small charge for repairs carried out on the day such as eye replacements and claw stitching.
Booking - No need to book, just drop in
10.30am - 2.30pm

April 2015

Wednesday 8 April 

Story times for families

Join story teller Michael O’Leary as he tells fascinating tales featuring objects on show in our major new exhibition, A Hard Choice: stories behind Portsmouth's collections of art & design.  Why not visit the exhibition beforehand to choose your own favourites and see if they appear in his stories?

Recommended for families with children aged 7+.  
Free.  No need to book; just turn up.

Sessions start at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm & 2.45pm and last approximately 40 minutes.

Wednesday 15th April

Exhibition Tours

Join Collections Manager Rosalinda Hardiman for an introductory tour of the exhibition A Hard Choice.  Learn some of the stories behind the objects on show and Rosalinda’s reasons for selecting them.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  
Free.  Pre-booking essential – call 02392 834744 or ask at Reception.
Tour starts at 10.30am.

Friday 24th April

Ching!  Don’t drop that Ming vase!
Object handling master class with Collections Manager Rosalinda Hardiman

Gain hands-on access to a range of objects from the collections of Portsmouth Museums and learn how to handle them safely.  Use your new skills at home to safeguard your own treasures and prevent costly and upsetting mishaps.

Free.  Age 16+.  Pre-booking essential – call 02392 834744 or ask at Reception. 10.30am – 12.30pm

May 2015

Saturday 16 May

Valuing the Vintage: caring for textiles past and present

Meet Sarah Howard, a textile conservator and specialist in the care of historic dress.  Learn how museums care for textiles in their collections and share Sarah's top tips on how to look after vintage textiles in the home.  You are invited to bring along your own textile items such as samplers, wedding dresses, christening robes and vintage fashions for specific advice.

Free.  Places limited; advance booking recommended - call 02392 834744 or ask at Reception.

2pm - 3pm

June 2015

Sunday 7 June

Taxidermy Talk and Demonstration

Meet Jazmine Miles-Long, an ethical taxidermist who only works with birds and animals that have died from natural causes.  Discover the processes involved in the strange and fascinating craft of taxidermy and watch as Jazmine demonstrates some of the techniques she uses to create work for artists, collectors and museums.

Free.  Places limited; advance booking recommended - call 02392 834744 or ask at Reception.

2pm - 3.30pm


Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Details are correct at time of upload. Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Tel: 023 9282 6722 Fax: 023 9287 5276

For details of events at the City Museum, and others at all our museum sites, please click here.

Details are correct at the time of upload.  Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programmes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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