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Dave Knight16 Jan 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

I am primarily going to see the Mary Rose but will have time to see a number of the main attractions.

I wondered what else there might be a bit more off the beaten track?

Also are there any wargames clubs in Portsmouth? I might be able to get a pass for an evening's entertainment

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

There's HMS Voctory & HMS Warrior of course.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine16 Jan 2017 5:06 p.m. PST

In and around Portsmouth you have

Fort Nelson is great if you like artillery (and it's free)


Just across the water in Gosport you have the Submarine museum and Explosion the naval firepower museum

At Southsea you have Southsea castle and the D-Day museum

Also Portchester castle


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

Fort Nelson is a great collection.

Andoreth17 Jan 2017 2:42 a.m. PST

In Portsmouth you also have the Royal Marine Museum

Guthroth17 Jan 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

PAWS meet in Portsmouth every week


Nice bunch.

Ney Ney17 Jan 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

Is there still that shop in South Sea? I remember it on TV years ago.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

There are some great Victorian pubs in the older parts of town. We spent two days there a few summers ago and they were really good places to cool down after doing the other sights.

The Naval memorial on the sea front is also worth a visit, not far from the D-Day museum.

Jefthing Inactive Member17 Jan 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

If you visit Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill there is a small parking area that gives a fantastic view of Portsmouth harbour, so worth bringing some decent binoculars. Just make sure it's not a windy day…

Legbiter17 Jan 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Southsea Models, on Albert Road, is well worth a visit.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine17 Jan 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Haven't been to Southsea models in years my over ridding memories were a slightly odd owner, a lot of dust and a treasure trove of old, odd and unusual stuff…good fun

There was a nice new age coffee shop across the road as well.

Dave Knight17 Jan 2017 11:40 p.m. PST

Thanks Chaps

Ney Ney18 Jan 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

That was the shop I was thinking of! Good to know it is still there !

RittervonBek18 Jan 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

The magic bean!

Dave Knight13 Feb 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

We ended up doing Mary Rose. the submarine museum and the Royal Marines museum – all very good.

An excellent trip

Royal Marine15 Feb 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Always enjoy the Royal Marines Museum :-)

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