Want more fascinating facts about the history of Portsmouth?

Snippets From A Portsmouth Past


Portsmouth City Museum has collected a wealth of oral history interviews. This website lists who has been recorded and what they talked about.

 Oral History


Discover the amazing things held by museums and archives across Hampshire, from a century-old wedding cake (still moist!) to Dodo bones

 Heritage 100


For information on what lies hidden beneath Portsdown Hill and the surrounding area

Portsdown Tunnels


A huge range of information on the history of Portsmouth, compiled using original sources by local historian Stephen Pomeroy is available at

Stephen Pomeroy


The Palmerston Forts Society are a historical society with a particular interest in the Victorian fortifications commonly known as ‘Palmerston’s Follies’

 Palmerston Forts Society


The Hampshire Constabulary History Society website contains information about the Portsmouth City Police, who were amalgamated with Hampshire Constabulary in 1967

Hampshire Constabulary History


For the location and content of all sorts of monuments and memorials in Portsmouth visit

Memorials in Portsmouth


A joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums across the UK. The nation’s art collection can be viewed at  

The Public Catalogue Foundation