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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: September - October - November - December

September 2014

Friday 12th September

Heritage Open Days

An intimate and informative tour of our Picture and Fine Art Galleries with Collections Supremo Rosalinda Hardiman. Event not suitable for children under the age of 16.
Opening Times - Friday: 1100 & 1400
Booking Details - Main site is free to explore but the tour must be pre-booked Contact: Sharon Watling Call: 023 9283 4737 Email: musvis@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.  Booking closes: 5 September 2014 @17:00
Access Information - Only two wheelchairs can be accommodated per group of 10.
Additional information - Max 10 people per tour/session.

October 2014

Wednesday 8th October

The Teddy Bear Doctors

Is your teddy bear poorly?  Would you like to know more about a bear you have inherited or purchased?  Local teddy bear experts and restorers, Amanda and Julie from Bear It In Mind, will be available to answer any questions regarding age, identification or ‘clinical’ advice for your bear.  Some treatments such as eye replacements and claw stitching will be available for a small charge on the day.  Bears in need of more complex or lengthy treatments will need to be taken to the studio-workshop for restoration and repair.  Free estimates on costs and timescales can be given on the day.
Amanda and Julie will also be demonstrating traditional bear making techniques throughout the day.
Pop in for a chat and don’t forget to bring your bear!
Admission free. All welcome.
For further information visit www.bearitinmind.com
10am - 1pm

Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November

Art Detective Challenge

Take the Art Detective Challenge and explore the museum's Picture Gallery with our 'Journeys' themed, self-guided trail.  Claim your special museum sticker when you complete the activity.
Trail sheets cost 50p.

Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st October

October Half Term Drop In Days.

Themed activities for the half term holidays including;

  • Explore the Lest We Forget Exhibition
  • Try tracing your WW1 Ancestors online
  • Battleship Games – Championship
  • Letters from the Trenches – readings at 1100 and 1400 each day (for adults and young people)
  • Simple make and take art and craft activities

Please see each day's theme in the events below. 10.30am - 4pm. Free

Tuesday 28th October

Discover The Hampshire Regiment in the First World War.

Guest Stars: The Royal Hampshire Regimental Museum. 10.30am - 4pm. Free

Wednesday 29th October

Discover The Women Workers of Portsmouth Dockyard in the First World War.

Guest Stars: Portsmouth Museum and the Portsmouth History Centre. 10.30am - 4pm. Free

Thursday 30th October

Discover The Army Medical Services in the First World War.

Guest Stars: The Army Medical Services Museum. 10.30am - 4pm. Free.

Friday 31st October

Discover Portsmouth in the First World War.

Guest Stars: Portsmouth Museum and the Portsmouth History Centre. 10.30am - 4pm. Free.

November 2014

No events currently confirmed

December 2014

No events currently confirmed

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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