Military Attractions in Portsmouth & Gosport
Portsmouth is the traditional home of the Royal Navy and has a great naval legacy going back to Roman times. HMS Victory and the Mary Rose are found at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and many other great military attractions are located in the surrounding area. The Submarine Service is strongly associated with Gosport and it’s here that you can find the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
It’s history so close you’ll think you’re there! HMS Victory, Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, The Royal Naval Museum, Action Stations and
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth’s Round Tower commands the entrance to the harbour, whilst the Square Tower is situated at the end of Old Portsmouth’s High Street. The best way of seeing Portsmouth’s fascinating fortifications is on a guided walk.
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
Experience the world’s largest ever seaborne invasion. Features the ‘Overlord Embroidery’, audio-visual presentations, everyday sights and sounds of wartime Britain, military equipment, vehicles and personal memories.
16th century fort built by Henry VIII (1545) to protect Portsmouth. Exhibition on the military history of Portsmouth. Audio-visual show and reconstructed scenes of ‘life in the castle’.
Royal Marines Museum
Entrench yourself in the colourful and exciting story of the Royal Marines brought to life through dramatic and interactive displays. A great day out for all the family.
Discover a castle that has defended Portsmouth Harbour since Roman times. An exhibition recounts its fascinating history with displays of archaeological objects excavated on site.
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
Home to the big guns of the Royal Armouries. Experience drama, gunfire and daily tours at this restored fort. Special events include children’s activity days and a grand military tattoo.
Portsdown Hill Road
Royal Military Police Museum
Recently re-located to Southwick Park. Explore the medieval beginnings of the military police through to the present day ‘redcaps’. The D-Day map is also on site within Southwick House.