Explosion Museum

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, is a hands on, interactive museum set in the historic setting of a former gunpowder and munitions depot at Priddy’s Hard, on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour. Priddy’s Hard was once a busy Naval Armament supply depot that provided the Royal Navy with its ammunition for over two hundred … Read more

Square Tower & Round Tower

The Round Tower and Square Tower, two historic defence towers, have stood along Portsmouth’s coast since the 15th Century. The Round Tower was originally built from wood, in around 1418 to defend the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour and prevent raids on the city by French ships, and was later replaced by a stone construction in … Read more

Portsmouth City Museum

Housed in a striking former barracks building, complete with turrets and pointed roofs, Portsmouth City Museum explores different facets of Portsmouth’s rich and varied history – from the everyday to moments when the city has played its role in national and international events. The city’s art and design collections are also showcased here. Housed in … Read more