Museum opening hours: 10AM to 5PM.

Knights at the Museum

Join the re-enactors of Historia Normannis as they transport you to 1194.

Join the re-enactors of Historia Normannis as they transport you to 1194, to celebrate the 825th anniversary of the granting of Portsmouth's first charter by King Richard I.

Enjoy displays of 12th century combat, discover more about the everyday life of Anglo-Normans and see period skills authentically re-created. There will be plenty of opportunities to get hands-on and ask questions, and there will be talks and displays throughout the day - including a 12th century fashion show!

Portsmouth Museum

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.

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