Want more fascinating facts about the history of Portsmouth?
Portsmouth City Museum has collected a wealth of oral history interviews. This website lists who has been recorded and what they talked about.
Discover the amazing things held by museums and archives across Hampshire, from a century-old wedding cake (still moist!) to Dodo bones
For information on what lies hidden beneath Portsdown Hill and the surrounding area
A huge range of information on the history of Portsmouth, compiled using original sources by local historian Stephen Pomeroy is available at
The Palmerston Forts Society are a historical society with a particular interest in the Victorian fortifications commonly known as ‘Palmerston’s Follies’
The Hampshire Constabulary History Society website contains information about the Portsmouth City Police, who were amalgamated with Hampshire Constabulary in 1967
For the location and content of all sorts of monuments and memorials in Portsmouth visit
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